Caravaggio: His Art and Life

Art History

Day course

Dr Jan Cox

14 April 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


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Caravaggio had a brief and violent life, but his wonderful pictures contrasting dark and shade still resonate with artists to this day.

We look at nearly every picture that he ever painted, examine his life and travels, and analyse why his style proved so successful; Rembrandt and Rubens were just two artists who appreciated his work. Magnificent altarpieces and biblical scenes of great clarity and humanity dominate; the labels ‘unique’ and ‘genius’ can justifiably be applied.

Suitable for all art enthusiasts.

Tutor information

Dr Jan. D. Cox was awarded a BA at Oxford Brookes University, where his work on Christopher Wood won the Jeanne Sheehy Memorial Prize, and an MA at the University of Bristol.  He was formerly chief researcher for a project that placed online Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism in The Listener, and has since been awarded a PhD scholarship by the University of Leeds.  He has lectured extensively on European and British art at the University of Bristol and the Royal West of England Academy.  He has also addressed conferences at Universities in Oxford and Montreal, and at the Danish National Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate St. Ives and the Courtauld Institute. He is on the tutor panel for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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