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Salvo Trigilia

Mario Minniti: from Caravaggio's model to protagonist of the Sicilian Baroque.

Mario Minniti modelled frequently for Caravaggio's early paintings and was more or less directly involved in the homoerotic debates on the lombard artist. Yet, few people know that he was a painter and the head of a prolific workshop in Sicily, The purpose of my research is to study Minniti as an artist on his own right.

Supervisor: Dr Dorigen Caldwell.

Image: Michelangelo Caravaggio 7 boy bitten by a lizard 1594-1596