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    Caravaggio

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    Caravaggio: Michelangelo Merisi (1571-1610) more famously known as Caravaggio, was a revolutionary figure in European art. Diverging from the idealized figures of the High Renaissance, and the elongated and distorted proportions of Mannerism, Caravaggio invented his own unique style of painting that would later birth the Baroque. The three paintings, the Boy Bitten by a lizard (1593-1594), The Supper at Emmaus (1601), and Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist (1609-1610), demonstrate the artistic aptitude of Caravaggio, and his ever changing narrative. Caravaggio’s, the Boy Bitten by a lizard, best exemplifies his early years of paintings. Having learned the skills of portraiture and still-lifes during his apprenticeship in Rome,…

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    Baroque Art

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    These two schools were the Eclectics, founded by the Carracci family, and the naturalist school, founded by Caravaggio (baroque art). Both faced the challenges of maintaining their independent style as well as showing their excellence in sacred imagery as expected by the Council decrees, where some faltered and denied these demands, and other excelled and were even highly sought out by ecclesiastic patrons, such as Caravaggio (Hall, 135). Therefore, while both schools were reflective of the…

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    Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). David with the head of Goliath can be evaluated using biographically-based art history on the life and work of Caravaggio, providing a detailed exposition of the life of the artist, closely linked by his contemporaries to his style and aesthetics. Social constructs are significant in the analysis of the piece, employing Marxist theory in David with the head of Goliath, point out important aspects of the17th…

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    Baroque Vs Baroque Essay

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    example of a prominent painter during this time is Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Caravaggio is known to be one of the most influential artists in the Baroque time period. His use of dramatic lighting or “chiaroscuro” made him very popular, as people were intrigued with the dark shadows and blinding lights creating three-dimensional forms. This style captures a physical and even psychological reality, displaying intense drama and tensions within paintings. Some of his most influential…

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    during this century after the protestant reformation the catholic church began its own counter reformation to ameliorate its power and attract more followers to the faith. The idea of the newly found style was for architecture, painting, and sculpture to all work together to create an affiliated effect. Caravaggio brought forward the basic incentive of the Baroque style during the 1590’s. He provoked a new interest in realism which attracted new artist like Bernini who used and developed the…

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    The Paleolithic Period

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    through sculpture. An example of his work is David, which was the first full-size, nude statue since Roman times. Donatello was influenced by the renewal of Neoplatonist philosophy. The philosophy was said to believe in inspiration as a means of arising from worldly existence to a spiritual coming together with the divine. Another movement was the Baroque which ran approximately from 1600-1750. Shifting from Renaissance technique to more varied styles that evoked drama, and emotion. A couple of…

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    they hold an influential place in Western Art history, commanding great influence on contemporary artists. The ‘Calling of St. Matthew’ is an oil painting set on a 322 × 340 cm canvas. It was painted between 1599 and 1600 by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio who was born in 1571 and lived for 39 years before his demise in 1610. The painting is situated in the Contarelli Chapel, Church of San Luigi dei Francesci in the city of Rome. Caravaggio’s short life was full of…

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    Allegory of Youth by Domenica Piola is a painting that can be easily categorized as a Baroque piece with a quick glance. Its appearance can be compared to the works by Gentileschi or Caravaggio that were discussed in class because they too conveyed a meaning behind what was initially shown. Piola crafted his piece circa 1680, and he did not stray from the traditional works created in this stylistic period. The title, Allegory of Youth, automatically makes the viewer aware of a deeper message…

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    of them is pouring water in the well the other holding a flute, which means that the first for serving and the second for entertaining. The grazer in the other part occupied by gazing at the woman’s body, where she is taking a position of self-defense on the other side second woman takes the same state in parallel with the men. Baroque period also does not devoid of appreciating the beauty. In the 17th century the Renaissance had become an old testament and new styles of painting like the…

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    Artemisia Gentileschi was probably one of the greatest artists of the Baroque period, especially in Italy. She may be one of the first women during this time period to produce great works of art. However, her work is quite often compared to her father Orzaio, and therefore sometimes she is overlooked. As a historian, Mary Garrard is attempting to show that even though she was a victim of rape and was involved in a notorious trial, Artemisia grew as a painter and flourished on her own. Her “works…

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