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Born September 29, 1571.
After turbulent childhood, moves to Rome at 21.
Receive patronage from Cardinal del Monte.
Known for dramatic scenes with dark pallet and chiaroscuro.
Here is a portrait of the artist.
Numerous criminal altercations including murder.
Title of artwork: “The Seven works of Mercy” (1607).
First name was Michelangelo, but named for birth city.
The artist is known as “Caravaggio”.