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Italian Baroque Art
An introduction to Italian Baroque Art is coming soon!
| The Baroque artist Caravaggio 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
| Guido Reni reached a peak of artistic perfection with his magnificent ceiling fresco that depicts Aurora
- in this mythological painting, Aurora, the goddess of the dawn, leads a procession of deities (including Apollo and the Seasons) through a splendid trompe l'oeil sky.
| The powerful, beautifully carved works of sculpture that Bernini created are among the the finest examples of the sculptor's art. Some of his most memorable pieces are the theatrical tour de force known as the Ecstasy of St. Theresa
and his dynamic statue of David
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.