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The Queen of Sheba visits King Solomon

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in a word, chiaroscuro.

 

Defined as the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.

 

Caravaggio's Judith beheading Holofernes

 

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compare to what is said to possibly be his second edition

 

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and then by Gentileschi

 

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A few from my last visit to the Dali in St Pete, Florida:

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, dawei said:

in a word, chiaroscuro.

 

Defined as the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.

 

Caravaggio's Judith beheading Holofernes

 

300px-Judith_Beheading_Holofernes_-_Cara

 

compare to what is said to possibly be his second edition

 

300px-Caravaggio_-_Judith_and_Holopherne

 

and then by Gentileschi

 

300px-Artemisia_Gentileschi_-_Judith_Beh


I think I like Gentileschi’s best because she actually looks like she’s doing the tough work of sawing a man’s head off, whereas Caravaggio’s Judith is trying not to stain her dress.

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11 hours ago, SirPalomides said:


I think I like Gentileschi’s best because she actually looks like she’s doing the tough work of sawing a man’s head off, whereas Caravaggio’s Judith is trying not to stain her dress.

 

Ahhhh ...  together we have the essence of womanhood ;

 

saw your head off ....  but be careful of not staining her dress

 

 

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Glow of Hope – S L Haldankar

 

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Battle of Issus-- Albrech Altdorfer

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Very nice, found this one

 

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18 hours ago, moment said:

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View of Toledo-- El Greco

 

El Greco is special in my book because his paintings are among the few phenomena in the world of art that kick-start synesthesia in me -- I can "hear" them.  Hard to describe how a visual image can cause one to hear a sound, but that's exactly what El Greco does for me.  It's not imagination.  I remember visiting a museum and, just wandering around gaping at this and that, suddenly hearing a subtle but unmistakable roar in my ears -- from two rooms away lined up in an enfilade, emanating from a small painting at the end of the second one.  I couldn't even see what was painted on it!  It pulled me like a magnet and I almost ran across two rooms, the roar in my ears getting louder.  When I approached it, turned out it was "presumed to be by an artist of El Greco school," it wasn't signed.  Ha!  Experts!  I could tell them it was definitely an El Greco!  I didn't know the word qi back then -- but even if I did, telling the experts that the qi of his paintings resonates with mine in such a way that I can't possibly mistake his brush for anyone else's wouldn't convince them. :D       

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' William Blake, The Fall of Satan '

 

 

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