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Giovanni Battista Caracciolo (1578-1635 ) was an Italian artist and important Neapolitan follower of Caravaggio.Caracciolo was born in Naples. His initial training was with Francesco Imparato. Caravaggio arrived there in late 1606 after killing a man in a brawl in Rome. His stay in the city lasted only about eight months, yet his impact on artistic life there was profound. Battistello, only a few years younger than Caravaggio, was among the first there to adopt the startling new style with its sombre palette, dramatic tenebrism, and sculptural figures in a shallow picture plane defined by light rather than by perspective.   more from wikipedia »