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Caravaggio
as in:  Michelangelo Merisi da Carvaggio


He was a child when I found him, a Caravaggio angel painted in blood.
Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  Italian painter noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and his novel use of light (1573-1610)
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  • He was a child when I found him, a Caravaggio angel painted in blood.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • In my obsessive reading the story that haunted me most was Caravaggio’s Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence, stolen from the oratory of San Lorenzo and slashed from the frame so carelessly that the collector who’d commissioned the theft had burst out crying when he saw it and refused to take it.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He lunged for the nearest painting he could see, a Caravaggio.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • (*) Battle of Caravaggio, 15th September 1448.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince

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  • To be honest, I had split religion along the seam of secular and nonsecular; choosing to concentrate on the beauty of a Caravaggio without noticing the Madonna and child; or finding the best lamb recipe for a lavish Easter dinner, without thinking about the Passion.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • …should be immured in a kind of domestic fortress, a pile which bore a stern old Roman name, which smelt of historic deeds, of crime and craft and violence, which was mentioned in "Murray" and visited by tourists who looked, on a vague survey, disappointed and depressed, and which had frescoes by Caravaggio in the piano nobile and a row of mutilated statues and dusty urns in the wide, nobly-arched loggia overhanging the damp court where a fountain gushed out of a mossy niche.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Giotto’s blues and Caravaggio’s shadows had been united to portray a tranquil forest in neither night nor day but, rather, in a condition of the spirit.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • …should be immured in a kind of domestic fortress, a pile which bore a stern old Roman name, which smelt of historic deeds, of crime and craft and violence, which was mentioned in "Murray" and visited by tourists who looked, on a vague survey, disappointed and depressed, and which had frescoes by Caravaggio in the piano nobile and a row of mutilated statues and dusty urns in the wide, nobly-arched loggia overhanging the damp court where a fountain gushed out of a mossy niche.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Is that… a Caravaggio on the floor?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • His ambition was to own a villa overlooking the Tyrrhenian, a Bugatti automobile, a Caravaggio, a mahogany-andteak yacht, and an apartment in Seville, Spain.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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  • The villa would be a thousand square meters, the Bugatti green, the Caravaggio a crucifixion scene, the yacht a ketch, and the apartment close to the cathedral.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Duke Filippo being dead, the Milanese enlisted Francesco Sforza against the Venetians, and he, having overcome the enemy at Caravaggio,(*) allied himself with them to crush the Milanese, his masters.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
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