Exam 2 Chapter 19 PDF

Paul is seen laying on the ground almost as if he has

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Unformatted text preview: ? §༊ The light shines across Jesus and highlights his hands that are pointing to Matthew • The shape of the hands are taken from Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam o Without the presence of light, the painting would not be as emotionally charged as it is Caravaggio, The Conversion of St. Paul, oil on canvas, Contarelli Chapel, ca. 1601 • Once again, the tenebrism present in Caravaggio’s works is present here o He uses light to shock and awe the viewer and to better indicate the narrative §༊ Saul (later St. Paul) is seen laying on the ground almost as if he has just be struck by the light of God • Light is used to model forms and create textures o The figures are depicted as too big for the frame §༊ This selective highlighting endows the life- size figures with a starting presence and theatricality that is very typical of the Baroque Notes on Artemisia Gentileschi: • Gentileschi became the first female to be admitted to the Academia del Disegno in Florence • She was the daughter of one of Caravaggio’s friends • Her best- known subjects are biblical heroines o Her depictions of these women strongly suggest that she had an ambivalence towards men §༊ She was raped by her teacher and then tortured during the trial to make sure that she wasn’t lying Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes, oil on canvas, ca. 1625 • Gentileschi shows the moment after Judith has just beheaded Holofernes • The candlelit atmosphere (a more intimate use of tenebrism) creates a mysterious mood o This mood conveys Judith’s complex emotions of the time • The object of the women’s attention remains hidden from view o This also creates an air of mystery • Gentileschi makes use of a very strong palette o This would later come to influence artists in Naples Guido Reni, Aurora, fresco, ca. 1613 •...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/08/2014 for the course ARHS 1020 taught by Professor Miriamlilje during the Spring '12 term at Tulane.

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