Michelangelo da Caravaggio

Parkstone International
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After staying in Milan for his apprenticeship, Michelangelo da Caravaggio arrived in Rome in 1592. There he started to paint with both realism and psychological analysis of the sitters. Caravaggio was as temperamental in his painting as in his wild life. As he also responded to prestigious Church commissions, his dramatic style and his realism were seen as unacceptable. Chiaroscuro had existed well before he came on the scene, but it was Caravaggio who made the technique definitive, darkening the shadows and transfixing the subject in a blinding shaft of light. His influence was immense, firstly through those who were more or less directly his disciples. Famous during his lifetime, Caravaggio had a great influence upon Baroque art. The Genoese and Neapolitan Schools derived lessons from him, and the great movement of Spanish painting in the seventeenth century was connected with these schools. In the following generations the best endowed painters oscillated between the lessons of Caravaggio and the Carracci.
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Parkstone International
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Published on
Jan 17, 2012
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781780427270
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Art / European
Art / General
Art / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Art / History / Renaissance
Art / Individual Artists / Monographs
Art / Subjects & Themes / Religious
Art / Techniques / Painting
Design / Decorative Arts
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