FROM THE ARCHIVE: In the art world, he isn’t just a star—he’s his own galaxy, and he’s credited with nothing less than changing the direction of abstract painting.
Not only is Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio one of the most famous painters to ever hold a brush, he’s also one of the founding fathers of the baroque style. In the first Canadian exhibit of this Old Master, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa will present “Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome” from June 17 to September 11.
Long before the Material Girl, Andy Warhol was fabricating his own material world. Artist, publisher of Interview, and seigneur of the Factory, where films were made and superstars were born, Warhol broke the mold of the serious artist dedicated to a higher calling.