One was an orphan-turned- street-brawler who forged a new, controversial painting style.The other was a coddled prodigy and darling of the papal court, whose sculptures and architectural projects furthered the ambitions of the most powerful patrons. Michelangelo Merisi—better known as ‘Caravaggio’—and Gianlorenzo Bernini are the undisputed stars of 17th -century Italian art and two of the greatest masters who ever lived. Join us for a lecture by Loyola art historian Fr. Gregory Waldrop, S.J., on their art and the intersection of their often scandal-ridden careers with the intrigue, violence, and splendor of Baroque Rome.
The lecture is free for AICC Members and students with a valid university or high school ID. For non-members, the suggested donation is $10.