The Fall of Phaeton

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Furthermore, contrasts between light and dark became more apparent as darks became darker, and brights became brighter. Images often depicted grandiose visions, martyrdom, intense psychological moments, intense light, ecstasies and conversions. Paintings became more direct and dramatic as well, attempting to draw the viewer into the scene to participate. Depictions during this era also felt emotionally straining, on top of feeling physically and psychologically real. The era was dominated by several figures; for example, Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio and Rembrandt, but the metaphorical crown of the Catholic Baroque era goes to Peter Paul Rubens.
Peter Paul Rubens was and is one of the most celebrated artists in Europe; both throughout the course of his lifetime, as well as throughout the entire Catholic Baroque era. His works are currently on display in some of the most prominent museums around the world; including the Musee du Louvre in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum in New York City, The Getty Museum in Los Angeles and many more. Peter Paul Rubens is accredited as the master of the Baroque period by many, and with his art he unknowingly created a set of rules that almost all Catholic Baroque art follows.
One of Peter Paul Rubens most distinguished and discussed works is The Fall of Phaeton, an oil painting on canvas. Created between 1604 and…

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