Although art might be from the same time periods or a different time period, same regions or different regions one thing can or might hold true. Art might have some of the same things in common with one another. I am going to try to look at three pieces of art from the same style. I will try to make some interesting evaluations of the works.
Baroque art is a style which is knows for its drama and theatrically. It was a creation of the Papacy in Rome (Sayre, H. M. 2007, 477). It is a style of art developed in Europe around the early 17th to mid 18th century. It emphases on drama, curving forms and elaborate ornamentation.
The calling of St. Mathew is a masterpiece in its own (http://www.albany.edu/scj/jcjpc/vol6is3/st-matthew-calling.html). It was painted by Michelangelo Mersi Da Caravaggio and was completed in 1599-1600. In this painting a single widow is seen it the foreground. Although it is a window not much light seem to be emanating through it. There is a table with 5 patrons seated; one of the patrons seems to be huddled over what appears to be money. The overall outlook of the room seems to be dull and gloomy. At the right of the painting there are two men. On of these men happen to be Jesus Christ. It appears as though Jesus is casting a beam of light on one of the men sitting at the table. We can also see that Jesus is not wearing any shoes, this might be looked at as a sign of holiness or as though he was treading on holy ground. The style of the particular piece seems to conform to the Baroque style of art.
Caravaggio was considered enigmatic, fascinating, dangerous and rebellious. He came upon the scene in 1600s. Huge churches were being built in Rome around this time. The churches were searching for painting to fill them. The church was looking for authentic religious art. Around this time most of the art was influenced by the church. Religious art, sculpture were every where to be found.... [continues]
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