Definition of Caravaggesque in English:



  • Resembling or characteristic of the naturalistic realism and use of dramatic light and shade of the Italian painter Caravaggio.

    ‘the naturalistic power of Caravaggesque light’
    • ‘There is none of the heightened realism associated with the Caravaggesque artists.’
    • ‘He commissioned a group of Caravaggesque paintings for his gallery.’
    • ‘He breaks free from Caravaggesque tenebrism and places the still realistic figures within a clearly defined and dramatically lit architectural interior.’
    • ‘An enthusiast for modern naturalism, he had a remarkable gallery of Caravaggesque works.’
    • ‘Her Caravaggesque style and technique had been learned in Rome directly from her father.’