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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Milan, 28 September 1571 - Porto Ercole, 18 July 1610) was an Italian artist, active in Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily between 1593 and 1610. He is commonly placed in the Baroque school, of which he is considered the first great representative.
Even in his own lifetime Caravaggio was considered enigmatic, fascinating, rebellious and dangerous. He burst upon the Rome art scene in 1600, and thereafter never lacked for commissions or patrons, yet he handled his success atrociously. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his lifestyle some three years previously, tells how “after a fortnight’s work he will swagger about for a month or two with a sword at his side and a servant following him, from one ball-court to the next, ever ready to engage in a fight or an argument, so that it is most awkward to get along with him.” In 1606 he killed a young man in a brawl and fled from Rome with a price on his head. In Malta in 1608 he was involved in another brawl, and yet another in Naples in 1609, possibly a deliberate attempt on his life by unidentified enemies. This encounter left him severely injured. A year later, at the age of 38, he died under mysterious circumstances in Porto Ercole in Tuscany, reportedly from a fever while on his way to Rome to receive a pardon.
Famous while he lived, Caravaggio was forgotten almost immediately after his death, and it was only in the 20th century that his importance to the development of Western art was rediscovered. 

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Caravaggio’s complete works can also be found online 
http://www.caravaggio-foundation.org

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"Caravaggio documentary by Robert Hughes (1975)"
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"Caravaggio’s Secrets"
A look at the possible techniques the great master Caravaggio may have employed to create his powerful paintings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfJgBpok4i4

Who Killed Caravaggio? - Secret Lives of the Artists (2002)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUiVlcPQg-Y
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Simon Schama’s “The Power of Art - Caravaggio” (2006)
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"Caravaggio" (1986)
A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld from director Derek Jarman. With Sean Bean as Ranuccio and Robbie Coltrane as Scipione Borghese.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_TAZbRwxY8
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Adrian Edmondson, who starred alongside Mr Mayall in Nineties slapstick comedy Bottom, led the tributes for his former screen star.
He said: “There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing.
"They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him.
"And now he’s died for real. Without me. Selfish b*****d."

http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/481247/Rik-Mayall-dies-aged-56

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"This house will become a shrine, and punks and skins and rastas will all gather round and hold their hands in sorrow for their fallen leader. And all the grown-ups will say, "But why are the kids crying?" And the kids will say, "Haven’t you heard? Rick is dead! The People’s Poet is dead!" 

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Rik Mayall, age 56. 9 June 2014.

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Scene from the ghost train

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Another legend, gone too soon. Now he’ll finally see Judy again. 

Mickey Rooney, aged 93. 

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Tot ziens mijn vriend x

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Shirley Temple, I hope you’re sailing away on the Good Ship Lollipop x

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/shirley-temple-dies-aged-85-9120936.html