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Caravaggio and His Models

1.30 pm Monday  April 27th 2020

Caravaggio is known for his adherence to reality but how did he weave the real lives of his models into his paintings? What became of Fillide Melandroni, courtesan to cardinals, the star of Caravaggio’s Judith and Holofernes who was under the control of pimp Ranuccio Tomassoni whom Caravaggio murdered?  Why did Caravaggio choose Fillide’s friend, street prostitute Anna for the penitent Magdalene? What role did fellow artist Mario Minniti play in Caravaggio’s works? And was Caravaggio his own best model?

Lecturer:  Ann-Marie Mancio trained as an artist before gaining a PhD in Art and Critical Theory from the University of Sussex. Has lectured in art history for the City Lit, Tate Modern, the Course, Art in London, London Art Salon, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Nth Degree Club and many private art societies; she also runs art history study tours abroad.

Date and Time:  1.30 pm Monday  April 27th 2020

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door

The Arts Society, Bath is a member of The Arts Society, an Art Education Charity