Utrecht Caravaggism

1610 - 1630

Caravaggio had no known pupils or collaborators, but in the two or three decades after his death there flourished in Italy and northern Europe a type of painting that responded to his realism. While his example represented the main alternative to 'classicism', the extent to which Italian patrons consciously took sides in a polemical debate is a controversial issue.
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