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Dead Christ

c. 1582

Annibale Carracci

- Cousins, established an art academy

- return to the ideal/naturalism of renaissance (used a model to paint body of christ)

- dissections: study anatomy = naturalism

- emphasize wounds = torture, personal effect


c. 1582

Ludovico Carracci

- body twisted in pain and suffering

- coloring of dead body and Mary's dress = pain

Assumption of the Virgin


Annibale Carracci

Carasi Chapel in Rome

- miraculous events in naturalist & straightforward way

- Carracci starts to introduce idealism/decorative (Mary is young) which is rejected by Carivagio

- miraculous, about to burst through wall

Conversion of Saint Paul

c. 1600


- "il vero": the truth!

- dark, natural colors and distinct lighting

- supernaturalism appeals to ordinary ppl, gritty and dirty (saints like up)

- undermining Annibale

The Calling of Saint Matthew

c. 1599-1600


- part of 3 paintings dedicated to St. Matthew in Contarelli Chapel

- street urchins in fancy clothes

- "reading" the painting through gestures

- figure in middle = pivotal

- rejection of mannerism

(sistine mimic)

The Musicians

c. 1595-96


- return to secular art!

- sensuality of music

- clothes are costume, performance of street urchins

- Open market = more freedom!




- Dramatic! so viewer is included and persuaded

- twisting limbs compel mover to move around, implicating audience

- ideal male figure (calm and not emotional)

Saint Teresa in Ectasy

c. 1647-52


Capella Cornaro (chapel)

- theatrical display and personal effect for the viewer

- Story of Teresa lifted on a cloud: watched by Cornaro family (group portrait)

- Drapery as agitation: pain of spirituality, that a viewer should aspire to




- St. Peter's burial burial site

- huuuge to host thousands, but has intimate arms

Triumph of the Name of Jesus


Giovanni Battista Gaulli

- trompe l'oeil = trick of the eye

- trick is to make viewer feel like the event is happening (dammed are falling on you) - psychological

- compared to older churches its more stylized and subtle)

Las Meninas (The maids of Honor)

c. 1656

Diago Velázquez

- propaganda in secular art

- Painter painted himself in with brush and canvas

- king and queen in mirror in background (inspired by Arnolfini)

- as if it is a snapshot into a moment