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Unformatted text preview: 11/3/2008 In-Class Writing #6 Describe the Styles of the Cavacci Family, Caravaggio, Bernini or Rembrandt. (pick one). Caravaggio was an Italian painter whose revolutionary technique of tenebrism, or dramatic, selective illumination of form out of deep shadow, became a hallmark of Baroque painting. Scorning the traditional idealized interpretation of religious subjects, he took his models from the streets and painted them realistically. His three paintings of St Matthew caused a sensation and were followed by such masterpieces as The Supper at Emmaus and Death of the Virgin Caravaggio was the son of Fermo Merisi, steward and architect of the Marquis of Caravaggio. Orphaned at age 11, Caravaggio was apprenticed in the same year to the painter Simone Peterzano of Milan. At some time between 1588 and 1592, Caravaggio went to Rome. He was already in possession of the technical skills of painting and had an understanding of the approach of the Lombard and Venetian painters, who, opposed to idealized Florentine painting, had developed a style that was...
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2009 for the course MKTG 101 taught by Professor Dr.jones during the Spring '09 term at Lindenwood.
- Spring '09