So Caravaggio, who I love, was one of the first "realist" painters. He painted from live models. Valentine took over the system of painting from models (so he didn't have lot's of "studies" and sketches). He only painted about 60 pictures, and the Met had 45 of them. Here were my favorites.
Italy the woman on top. The River Gods of Rome at the old men and the kids are Romulus and Remus.
|The show with some of the instruments from the Met's collection that are also i the paintings.|
|A Acudlute. A super big old style lute.|