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HISTORY OF PAINTING

Painting is divided into the following sub-species: the monumental paintings, wall paintings or frescoes, decorative painting (design), easel paintings and miniature paintings. Falls into the genre of painting, of which the most important historical paintings, daily paintings, battle-painting paintings, animalistic paintings, still life landscape and portrait.

Caravaggio-Backet of Fruit

Backet of Fruit Oil on canvas, 31 x 47 cm Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan A woven fruit-basket, placed on a simple brown line rather than a badly painted table-top, rises towards the viewer. As well as grapes and figs, we can see a lemon, a pear, an apple and a peach. Against the yellow background, which is reminiscent of a distempered wall, the arrangement stands out principally because the leaves have  [ Read More ]

Caravaggio-Head of Medusa

Head of Medusa, 1595 -1600 Oil on a specially prepared shield covered with leather, 60 x 55 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence ` This time Caravaggio did not paint a standard picture-surface, but a convex ceremonial shield. This shield from the Medici armory was a  decorative accompaniment to a suit of armor which Shah Abbas of  Persia had presented to the Grand-duke of Tuscany. The myt h of  Perseus, who cuts  [ Read More ]

Sick Bacchus, or Satyr with Grapes, 1592 -1593 Oil on canvas, 67 x 53 cm Museo Galleria Borghese, Rome Behind a dull greenish slab, on which two peaches and a bunch of brilliantly black grapes lie, a half-naked youth is crouching. A crown of ivy-leaves – nor vine leaves – is woven into his hair. His face, which he has turned towards the viewer, looks greenish, as does his whole  [ Read More ]

Caravaggio-The Concert

Caravaggio-The Concert, ca. 1595 Oil on canvas, 92 x 118.5 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York A lute – player, shown in the light and dominating the whole composition, along with a second youth, in his shadow, look out from a group of young men. The boy in shadow is holding a crumhorn in his raised! right hand. Though he might well be alluding to the visual artist  [ Read More ]

Michelangelo(1475 – 1564)-Detail From the Last Judgment, Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, Rome. As a sing of his martyrdom,the apostle, St. Bartholomew is holding his own flayed-off skin in his hard. Instead of repeating the saint’s face on his skin, Michelangelo has painted his own self-portrait there. this unique step may have inspired Caravaggio to depict himself in the hacked off head of Goliath, the giant. Author: Eberard König (Bibliography: “Caravaggio”)  [ Read More ]

David with the Head of Goliath is a painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio. David is depicted against a deep black background as a kind of ideal portrait. He is holding the head of Goliath, whom he has felled with hissling. Accordingly, he will be presented to the virgins of Jerusalem, and then to King Saul. Yet Caravaggio shows us a melancholy hero, who looks at the chopped-off head with a  [ Read More ]

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