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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Caravaggio-Abraham and Isaac TB

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Released:
Friday, July 13, 2012
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Visiting Ancestors in Portage

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item

caravaggioisaac

This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize art seen and admired by the bug owner. A digital copy of this work was downloaded from the internet. The copy was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist. One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

Caravaggio, byname of Michelangelo Merisi, was Italian painter whose revolutionary technique of tenebrism, or dramatic, selective illumination of form out of deep shadow, became a hallmark of Baroque painting. Scorning the traditional idealized interpretation of religious subjects, he took his models from the streets and painted them realistically.

In 1595 Caravaggio's talent caught the eye of cardinal Francesco Del Monte, who subsequently becomes his first patron. His three paintings on the life of St Matthew cause a sensation. After this success, Caravaggio took all his subjects from the New Testament.

Caravaggio's life was as turbulent as his personality. He has many run-ins with the law and is arrested on several occasions. In 1606 a bet over a game of tennis led to an argument, at which point Caravaggio brandished his sword and killed his opponent. He fled to Naples, intending to take the long way home via Malta and Sicily to Rome (where friends are lobbying for his pardon). During this wanderings he produced several masterpieces. He died (at age 37) before reaching Rome, probably of pneumonia. Several days after his death word arrives of papal absolution.

In this painting, old Abraham is intercepted in the act of sacrificing his son by an admonishing angel who, with his right hand prevents the murder, and with his left, points to the substitute victim. We originally saw this painting in the Uffizi, in Florence, then again in 2011 at the Kimball in Fort Worth.

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Tracking History (6715.5mi) View Map

Dropped Off 8/26/2017 propyro85 placed it in Visiting Ancestors in Portage Prince Edward Island, Canada - 113.03 miles  Visit Log

Swung by Dunes gallery and cafe before dropping him off in Brackley. Sorry I was so bad at taking pictures with this TB.

  •  Hanging out by an art gallery before saying good bye.
Visited 8/24/2017 propyro85 took it to Visit scenic Skyline Nova Scotia, Canada - 7.55 miles  Visit Log

Yet another cache and no photo ... and we got soaked.

Visited 8/24/2017 propyro85 took it to Treeometer Nova Scotia, Canada - 210.73 miles  Visit Log

I was here ... my keeper is terrible about taking pictures with me.

Visited 8/23/2017 propyro85 took it to Geocache--Canada's 1st geocache Nova Scotia, Canada - 865.09 miles  Visit Log

Visited the first cache in Canada!

Visited 8/18/2017 propyro85 took it to Sheguiandah Bay Board Walk Ontario, Canada - 194.23 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/9/2017 propyro85 took it to Dreamers Rock Ontario, Canada - .19 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/9/2017 propyro85 took it to #19 Checkers Anyone? Ontario, Canada   Visit Log
Visited 8/9/2017 propyro85 took it to #19 Checkers Anyone? Ontario, Canada - .58 miles  Visit Log
Visited 8/9/2017 propyro85 took it to #20 Checkers Anyone? Ontario, Canada - 22.3 miles  Visit Log
Visited 7/24/2017 propyro85 took it to Cedar Grove Ontario, Canada - 45.13 miles  Visit Log
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