unhistorical:

September 29, 1571: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is born in Milan.

The Italian artist Caravaggio began a painting apprenticeship when he was thirteen under a pupil of Titian. He left for Rome at age twenty, where he painted extensively; by 1600 he had developed the Tenebrist painting style that is still so admired today. During this time, Caravaggio began to build his reputation in Rome as an artistic genius and innovator, painting some of his most famous works- Supper at Emmaus, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Crucixion of Saint Peter, Amor Victorious, and many others. 

Caravaggio’s style was controversial, divisive, but even in his time, it was hailed as revolutionary. Characterized by meticulous realism, dramatic chiaroscuro, and anti-idealistic naturalism, Caravaggio’s style set the tone of the Baroque movement.

Other links: Martin Scorsese (and others) explains the influence of Caravaggio on his work.

#Caravaggio #Artist

futurisms:

Girl in Grey (1939)
Louis le Brocquy
Oil on canvas, 93 x 93 cm.

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#Louis le Brocquy #painting #20th century

welovepaintings:

Edward John Poynter (1836-1919)
The Cave of the Storm Nymphs
Oil on canvas
1903
110.4 x 145.9 cm
Private collection

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#Edward Poynter #Greek mythology #painting #20th century

missfolly:

Fabergé : Peter the Great Egg, 1903

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#antique #Fabergé #20th century

mdmeguillotine:

Penitent Magdalene by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1650-1665.

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#Bartolomé Esteban Murillo #painting #17th century #baroque

Claude Marie Dubufe (1790–1864), Anne-Louise Alix de Montmorency, with her daughter, ca. 1840.

#Claude Marie Dubufe #painting #portrait #19th Century

Sword of François Ier (1494-1547), roi de France.

Fecit potentiam in brachio suo: He has shown the strength of his arm

#Antique #sword #François Ier #16th century #Renaissance

Charlemagne’s throne in the Palatine Chapel, Aix-la-Chapelle.

#Carolingian #Charlemagne #Medieval

Jean Camille Formigé (1845-1926), Coupole du palais des Beaux-Arts, exposition de 1889 au Champ de Mars.

#Jean Camille Formigé #Exposition Universelle #watercolour #19th Century

George Roux, Fête de nuit à l’Exposition universelle de 1889, sous la tour Eiffel.

#painting #Exposition Universelle #George Roux #19th Century
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