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 the hands of propyro85.

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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 and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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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 (5088.4mi) View Map

Visited 6/21/2017 propyro85 took it to #123 DPT Ontario, Canada - .11 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/21/2017 propyro85 took it to #124 DPT Ontario, Canada - 37.41 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/15/2017 propyro85 took it to O CANADA - Peace Is Inevitable Ontario, Canada - .12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/15/2017 propyro85 took it to QT.Coon Wedding Photos Ontario, Canada - .25 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/15/2017 propyro85 took it to The Struggle With Muggles Ontario, Canada - 11.86 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/15/2017 propyro85 took it to GFX # 60 - The Spiral Tunnels Ontario, Canada - .15 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/15/2017 propyro85 took it to GFX # 59 - CPR No. 1 Ontario, Canada - 9.55 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/15/2017 propyro85 took it to Hike Starter II Ontario, Canada - 5.31 miles  Visit Log
Visited 6/15/2017 propyro85 took it to Recycled Cache Container #6: Same Cache, New Wall Ontario, Canada - .19 miles  Visit Log

Just another cache in the wall ...

Visited 6/15/2017 propyro85 took it to The Three Rocks Ontario, Canada - .11 miles  Visit Log

Beating around the bush a little.

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