Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio (1571-1610), was an Italian, Baroque painter. In his paintings he gave up the beauty of the human body, idealized by Renaissance painters. In order to show realism he brought to his works a sharp chiaroscuro effect. He was the founder of the Roman Baroque painting. In his works we can find the combination of sanctity and profane. Still lifes and generic paintings of early Baroque from Italy, France and Netherlands were defined as Caravaggism.