Tag: chiaroscuro

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Light, Blood and Monumentality–Caravaggisti up North

By Andrea M. Gáldy - Around the mid 1610s, Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588–1629), Gerard van Honthorst (1592–1656) and Dirck van Baburen (c.1592/93–1624) spent time in Italy, particularly in Rome, where they came face to face with Caravaggio’s work. Similar to what happened to Caravaggisti from other parts of Europe, the […]

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Caravaggio’s Darkness: A Sinner’s Reputation with a Saint’s Heart

  By Kristine Wendt – One of the most elusive art historical biographies belongs to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.  Having pieced together his biography from police records alone, historians have classified Caravaggio as violent, irascible, and quick to draw his sword.  Moreover, surviving contemporary biographies, covetous and biased, have further […]