This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Caravaggio: The Cursed Painter Afternoon Lecture/Seminar Monday, August 1, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET Code: 1J0191 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $30 Member $35 Non-Member Resize text Medusa by Caravaggio ca. 1597 (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence) Known as the pittore maledetto, or the cursed painter, Caravaggio (1571–1610) not only revolutionized painting at the turn of the 16th century with his hyper-realistic style, he often turned Rome on its head with his criminal behavior. He was a street-brawler and a troublemaker who spent much of his time between brothels and taverns—when he wasn’t getting out of town one step ahead of the law. Caravaggio’s tendencies toward vulgarity and even violence inevitably informed his art and many of his paintings reflect his difficult personality. Today, some refer to his behavior as that of a sociopath. Rocky Ruggiero, a specialist in the Early Renaissance, traces Caravaggio’s works and how they are intimately tied to his personal demons. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.