Did Caravaggio Use “Photography”?

250px-mary_magdalene_caravaggioAccording to a new study, 17th-century Italian painter Caravaggio used modern darkroom techniques to create his masterpieces, more than 200 years before the invention of the camera. Italian researchers claim the technique explained why many of his subjects were left-handed – the image projected onto the canvas had been reversed. Caravaggio is the painter of such masterpieces as the pictured “Mary Magdalen In Ecstasy” (1606).

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