Michelangelo Merisi (or Amerighi) da Caravaggio, 1571-1610, was an Italian artist who had a formative influence on Baroque movement. Is a world renowned Italian painter that made his mark in places like Sicily, Rome, Naples and Malta. Followers of his artwork consider him to be a major influence on the Baroque style. Caravaggio trained in Milan under the mentorship of Simone Peterzano, and from there went to Rome to have his work featured in churches and palazzos. Caravaggio took naturalism to a different level and by the 1600’s was a household name. The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, Calling of Saint Matthew, Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy and The Musicians round out some of the best Caravaggio works of his career.