The Paintings Of Michelangelo Da Caravaggio And Artemisia Gentileschi

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The Paintings of Michelangelo da Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi: Similarities and Differences Yura Yang In the early of seventeenth century, the Catholic Church felt a need to attract people back into its fold in response to the Protestant Reformation following the edicts of the Council of Trent. In obedience to Church’s pressure, the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. Reflecting situation at that time, arts progressed a big step forward not only appealing just to the intellect but also to the range of human emotion and feeling. This appeal was embodied in an increasingly ornate and grandiose form of expression that came to be known as Baroque; the term Baroque is derived from the Portuguese barroco, literally a large irregularly-shaped pearl. The term was initially used in a depreciating sense to describe too much unnecessariness and details, which sharply contrasted the clear and solemn mood of the Renaissance. By the middle of the seventeenth century, artists were increasingly comfortable working in the innovative and enthusiastic style that had been inaugurated by Mannerism Baroque. At the same time, painters tried to achieve naturalism in their works shifting away from classical ideals; it was a huge change. Baroque painter Caravaggio, original name Michelangelo Mensi, was took this concept to an extreme. Caravaggio was seeking to intensify the viewer’s experience of their paintings, sought to manipulate light and dark

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