Unformatted text preview: Goliath was God’s enemy showing he is doomed to hell, which sparks thoughts that Caravaggio felt he was doomed to hell as well. He had a troubled life, killed someone, and was forced to flee. Like most infamous artists, Caravaggio was bold and took risks in his artwork. At the same time he had the ability to bring out precise detail down to the folds on a shirt and the mold on some fruit. In Boy with a Basket of Fruit , he defines realism by revealing every single thing he can in this simple scene. He takes this idea and “turns it into a life and death drama”, using shadows in the background and showing emotion in the boy’s face. Caravaggio painted realistic masterpieces that are absorbing and deep, and he will be remembered for his influence on the Baroque style and on artists that follow him....
View Full Document
- Spring '08
- Baroque, Chiaroscuro, Caravaggio The Baroque