By Ellis Waterhouse
A vintage learn, this serves either scholar and gourmand because the common creation to Italian portray of the seventeenth century - from Caravaggio to Carlo Maratta. This concise and informative survey devotes separate chapters to the traditions and manifestations of Baroque portray. Written via Ellis Waterhouse, Baroque student and previous Director of the Barber Institute of good Arts on the college of Birmingham, united kingdom.
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Peter). its ment of these two pictures, conceived as receiving their light the ceiling of the chapel, home possible to bring 3 is The intention not different from that is and the picture, viewed it flight from altarpieces Rome It is a as if he were looking recommended by new kind of religious as if he at a picture of the Jesuit Exercises, painting, Louvre; and it is beheld hardly sur- Roman S. Maria in the two other most churches between 1601 and his in Vallicella, painted 1602 4 fig. 18), and The Death of the Virgin painted 1605 6 for S.
At an unknown date during his first years in Rome Caravaggio of malaria, and entered the Hospital della Consolazione. that he first came been founded by activities was the during his second S. Philip Neri, Church of here which had and one of whose most energetically pursued visiting of Hospitals. It Roman probably may have been into contact with the Congregation of the Oratory, is certain that his most important patrons period, which runs to 1606, belonged to Oratorian circles, and Caravaggio's most famous the Oratorian It fell sick, S.
But he painted at least Basket of Fruit in the Ambrosiana, Milan —in which perfectly clear. 16) Although the ground has been repainted, first still-life decorative subtlety of paintings to proclaim, its one pure would be a still life —the his poetic genius is this is not a nobility of its fragment, but design and the arrangement, that inanimate nature was as proper a human subject for serious painting as the 1596 for Cardinal del Monte, Caravaggio's 16. by the at this caravaggio: A figure. first This was probably painted in patron from the great world, whose Basket of Fruit.
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