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Caravaggio. Murderer or Genius? Julia Musgrave Monday 20 May 2019

Julia is a freelance lecturer in the History of Art from the Renaissance to British Modernism.She is a graduate of the University of Glasgow and the Coutauld Institute of Art. She is a lecturer at the City Lit and Co-Director of The London Art Salon. 

Caravaggio inspired artists in his own lifetime and went on to inflence many others including Rubens and Rembrandt. Caravaggio is famed as much for his art as for his criminal record. Was it the violence of the times or his own violent spirit that inspired the dramatic lighting and intense naturalism of his work?

The lecture will follw the dramatic incidents in the artist's life and how is influence spread so far.