Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Artist of the month : September

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
 29 September 1571 – 18 July 1610

His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque Painting  
Caravaggio combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, use of chiaroscuro.

 (the shift from light to dark with little intermediate value).

Go see Caravaggios 'Taking of Christ' at the National Gallery of Ireland

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