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    Rembrandt Influence

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    Along with this he also used interesting and novel painting techniques, that had evolved and morphed from his earlier years. To increase the drama of the scene, he flooded it with light, coming from a direct source in the middle of the painting. Although Rembrandt constantly used light in his paintings, the extremely bright light in this painting, resembling fire, causing it seem as if the characters are forging a sacred oath. As usual, Rembrandt uses chiaroscuro to sculpt the figures and bring them out of the background. Although currently the background is not decorative, originally this painting was the largest ever painted by Rembrandt. Through viewing a sketch for the original work, there initially was a large room behind the table before it was cut down and the use of sculpting light would have been necessary to bring the characters out of the depths of this space. Also, the figures are painted in much broader brushstrokes than his earlier paintings and many claim this is regarding the barbaric origins and actions of the narrative. The focus should not be on the people, but on the bravery and power represented in the crossed swords. Finally, this painting uses many deep red colors, invoking…

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    The Chiaroscuro Effect

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    The Chiaroscuro Effect When generally speaking, light is associated with good and darkness with evil. Light uncovers the truth and reflects a warm enlightening period. Darkness, on the other hand, reflects a gothic tone and confusion. In Great Expectations, the two symbols are controversially used to depict and evoke certain reactions. Pip is often enlightened within the presence of artificial lighting which leads to an even greater state of darkness, or confusion, for him. Also, it…

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    Da Vinci was the very first artist in his time period to value consistency in colors. He saw that brightness was more than the colors you use. This is what made him value brightness more than colors. In addition to being the first to value consistency, he was also one of the first to base his paintings on nature, science, and realism. He drew exactly what he saw. His opinion was that you shouldn’t change how nature looks. Which is what caused him to “mirror” nature. Also, he practiced…

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    of art. The ends and edges of the figures and objects are still identifiable but they are fuzzy and blurry enough to make them distinguishable from Renaissance artworks. Another factor that made Baroque art unique from Renaissance art was the use of colors. Piola has the colors dark and muted to give the sense of drama. The hue pink is the “brightest” color used which facilitates the viewer’s attention to where Piola wants them to look. The dark blue and brown hues are used to not draw much…

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    definition, the fine art term "chiaroscuro" (from the Italian for "light-dark"; or the French "clair-obscur") describes the prominent contrast of light and shade in a painting, drawing or print, and the skill demonstrated by the artist in the management of shadows to create the illusion of three-dimensional forms. The point is, solidity of form is only detectable in the presence of light. (For instance, it is only as dawn approaches that objects or figures - hitherto detectable only as slightly…

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    The medium used is the same as Wtewael version of The Adoration of the Shepherds. One of the main differences that is noticeable is that Grecos piece has the newly developed style of “Chiaroscuro” which was heavily used during the Baroque period mainly by Caravaggio. Greko uses angels in his pieces and has removed all animals that contain powerful iconography. The Ox is nowhere to be seen, the sheep is nowhere to seen and there is no dog. Wtewael has a style that of which is exaggerated colors…

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    Introduction The ‘Calling of St Mathew’ and ‘The Last Supper’ are beautiful and renowned pieces of artwork, created by two artistically gifted individuals who are regarded as among the all-time greats in Western Art. As a result, 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…

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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…

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    Lexie Genthner The term Baroque meaning irregular pearl or stone derived from the Portuguese it is described as a fairly complex idiom which began in Rome and progressed during the 1590’s through 1700 it embraced sculpture, painting, as well as architecture. The style is profoundly tied to the religious and political context 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.…

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    he movie the group decided on is called Dead Silence, and the chosen clip is when the main character of the film, Jamie, was at a funeral burying his dead wife, Lisa. His wife was killed by a possessed ventriloquist doll named Billy. The main cast of the movie are in attendance, Jamie being desperate for answers stumbles across the Billy’s owner’s grave, Mary Shaw. In the funeral scene we see a good example of Chiaroscuro Lighting in Zettl’s book. All the people are wearing dark clothes and you…

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