This experience includes in first place enjoying some of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings in their original setting, learning about his life and works and after grasping his painting technique you’ll work in a real art studio as if you are a real painter! Michelangelo Merisi (known as Caravaggio) is one of the most controversial artists of all times: he’s known for his unconventional life stile and for the revolutionary realism and dramatic light contrasts of his paintings. The first part of the experience will take place in the “San Luigi dei Francesi”’ church, in the heart of the city center. In here you will get inspired from Caravaggio’s original masterpiece to then... go to action! A short walk will take you to our cozy art studio that will be set up to recreate the fascinating atmosfere of 16th century's Rome. We’ll learn how the master was able to reach such a photorealistic quality on his paintings: we researched on his technique, still a mystery for most of the scholars, and we tried to recreate the whole experience of choosing a subject from real life, creating atmospherical dramatic lights, transfer it on the canvas and then paint it with oil colors
Ciao! My name is Patrizio and I’m born and raised in Rome, the most beautiful city of the world. I studied Art both in Italy and in the USA, where I lived and worked for 4 years. As a painter myself, Caravaggio had always been one of my favorite Renaissance masters and great source of inspiration: I spent years studying his incredible life, works, and unique painting style, that is still a mystery for most art scholars. That’s how I came out with this unique experience that brings together my greatest passions: art, history and…Rome! I cant wait to share them with you!
Traditional italian snacks
Italian coffee or cappuccino, glass of wine, soda and water
Colors, canvases ,camera obscura, and everything else you need to create your masterpiece!
My artistic studio is in the center of Rome, minutes away from where Caravaggio lived and worked and from the churches where his major works are still on display!