with bold lines; however, the main subject’s face, Judith, is smooth and light unlike the heavier with thicker strokes and paint used in the rest of the painting. Due to the horrific event, the scene is extremely dramatic. The artist utilizes chiaroscuro with high contrast between light and dark to create shadows and an
Caravaggio, arguably one of the best Baroque-artists of all time. Best known for his extremely detailed, and realistic style of Baroque art, which, when paired together with Annibale Carracci’ (1560 - 1609 ) classical style, allowed for him to overshadow the almost-mundane style of Mannerism. Though he was not considered the best artist of his time, when he was alive, he managed to reinvigorate religious art in both Rome and Naples, allowing for wide-spread change in the religious art world, that
Her father was a painter named Orazio Gentileschi, who taught her how to draw and paint. Inﬂuenced by Caravaggio's work, Gentileschi also used chiaroscuro in her work and created beautifully dramatic pieces. Like Caravaggio, she also was able to depict a moment of elevated drama in her work and was totally capable of emphasizing it. In the time that she lived, women generally were not painters;
Paintings from the High Renaissance and Mannerist Period Mannerism emerged and rejected the classical Greco-Roman art in the 1520s, which constituted to the Renaissance era. The Mannerist works challenged the Renaissance style and the interest in human anatomy, perspective, and proportion (Kleiner 600). In contrast to the Late Renaissance painters where they were inclined to create naturalistic art, Mannerist painters honed in creating art that was unrealistic by portraying ambiguous space, unusual
piece was hanging where the viewer’s eye level is approximately in the middle of the painting. In The Adoration of the Shepherds, Jordaens uses light and color to highlight the most important figures in the painting, Mary and the Christ child. Chiaroscuro is used to model the figures three-dimensionally from light to dark, mainly on the brightest figures. In the less important background figures, there is a sfumato, or hazy effect, in which there are less precise lines and more of a smoky look.
The style that followed the Renaissance is usually called ‘Baroque’. ‘But, while it is easy to identify the earlier style by definite marks of recognition, this is not so simple in the case of Baroque.’ Baroque is considered to be ‘one of the great periods of art history’, and it is generally identified as being developed by Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini and Annibale Carracci. The Baroque period developed in Europe in around 1600, and it can be seen partly as a reaction against the intricate and
Chiaroscuro is also evident due to the illusion of light and shadow as the light source is coming from the top. Casting shadow on the table. There are areas of strong contrast such as the light color of fruit against the dark background. Sfumato is also evident
Italy can be looked at as the home of the renaissance and consequently the immergence of great art. Artists such as Michelangelo, Botticelli, Da Vinci, and Raphael are some of the greats and are looked at for standards. But what about the artists whose lives are mysteries, and their works that were influenced by the greats? These artists hold just as much importance in the history of art as do the artist’s whose names can be recalled off the top of an average person’s head. During the sixteenth century
also a well-known painter. He trained her since she was not permitted to learn in the studios of successful artists of the moment. Orazio introduced his daughter to the working artists of Rome including Caravaggio, whose tenebrism technique and chiaroscuro style had a great influence on her paintings.
The Controversial Caravaggio The Italian Renaissance, which occurred between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, was a period of dramatic cultural change where tremendous achievements were made in literature, architecture and art. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, born in Milan, Italy on September 28, 1571, was a Renaissance artist. He is remembered for his revolutionary yet controversial art which was often deeply rooted in religion. Caravaggio painted during the Counter-Reformation when