Professor David M. Stone

| Department of the History of Art, University of Delaware


Caravaggio: Art, Knighthood, and Malta tells the story of Caravaggio's voyage to Malta, his interactions with the Knights and their leader, Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt, and the magnificent paintings he made for them.


Dr. David M. Stone

Professor Stone, a specialist in Italian Baroque art, teaches courses on a wide variety of topics, including seminars on Caravaggio, Bolognese Painting from the Carracci to Crespi, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi, Bernini and Roman Baroque Sculpture, Poussin, and Baroque Poetics and Imagery. He also regularly teaches an undergraduate survey of European Baroque Art and an introductory course on Western Art: Renaissance to Modern. All his classes are devoted to understanding the special nature of seventeenth-century art and culture. His method seeks to integrate connoisseurship and stylistic analysis with close study of Seicento literary and artistic theory, religious and political history, and patterns of patronage and art-collecting.


"All works, no matter what or by whom painted, are nothing but bagatelles and childish trifles... unless they are made and painted from life, and there can be nothing... better than to follow nature."


                           -Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio