The collections at Loggia explore select areas of study in art and art history, architecture and design, the decorative arts, industrial design, and classical studies such as Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Portrait of the Artist Caravaggio
name | Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

lived | 1571-1610

period | Baroque

paintings | selected works

Boy with a Basket of Fruit
Calling of St. Matthew
Conversion of St. Paul
Judith and Holofernes
Sacrifice of Isaac
Supper at Emmaus

The influential Baroque artist Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) used dramatic light and shadow to spotlight the significant features of his paintings, and this effect is especially evident in works such as his powerful Calling of Matthew and the earthy image of Doubting Thomas. Select one of the links above to begin your exploration of the paintings of Caravaggio.

Baroque and Rococo

Germain Bazin has written a delightful introduction to the art and artists of the Baroque and Rococo periods. Chapters explore the development of these important art movements in various countries, from Italy, to France, to Spain. And plenty of pictures accompany the text.