Art History Group

The life and paintings of Caravaggio

Aberystwyth u3a are happy to extend a welcome to members of other u3as for this live talk on Monday 21st March at 10:30am.

The talk is offered via Zoom. The link is

Be prepared for Biblical scenes on an epic scale with all their attendant devotion, cruelty and passion; to squint into darkening shadows in search of subjects high lit in bright shafts of light, for Caravaggio made the technique of chiaroscuro his very own trademark style.

According to those who knew him and wrote about him, in his short life he was reckless, quick-tempered and promiscuous, often on the run from the law. And now? He is surely a giant presence in the annals of Western Art