Aaron Thom (Aberdeen): "Casting Light on Cavarozzi: One of Caravaggio's Finest Followers"
Bartolomeo Cavarozzi, The Supper at Emmaus (Getty)
Bartolomeo Cavarozzi (1587-1625) is one of Caravaggio's most gifted followers. Indeed, the biographer Baglione remembers him as being "highly praised" in his lifetime. Cavarozzi secured several important commissions and is known to have had a period of patronage in Spain. Scholars have begun to build Cavarozzi's oeuvre by identifying his as the so-called 'Master of the Acquavella Still Life' and rightfully reattributed some paintings to him that were once thought to be by Caravaggio. This talk will present a comprehensive account of Cavarozzi's life and artistic career, which reveals his technical brilliance.