Simon Schama's The Power of Art Episode 1: Caravaggio

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The Power of Art Episode 1: Caravaggio
The role of Caravaggio was performed by Paul Popplewell

Considered by many, as the artist who gave birth to the Baroque style of painting.
Caravaggio's approach to painting was unconventional. He avoided the standard method of making copies of old sculptures and instead took the more direct approach of painting directly onto canvas without drawing first. He also used people from the street as his models. His dramatic painting was enhanced with intense and theatrical lighting.

Power of Art is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Simon Schama.