| art history
Portrait of the Artist Caravaggio
| 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.