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Caravaggio St John the Baptist fdg oil painting on canvas
St John the Baptist fdg
Painting ID::  5809
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Caravaggio St John the Baptist fdg oil painting on canvas



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  Caravaggio
  Italian Baroque Era Painter, ca.1571-1610 Italian painter. After an early career as a painter of portraits, still-life and genre scenes he became the most persuasive religious painter of his time. His bold, naturalistic style, which emphasized the common humanity of the apostles and martyrs, flattered the aspirations of the Counter-Reformation Church, while his vivid chiaroscuro enhanced both three-dimensionality and drama, as well as evoking the mystery of the faith. He followed a militantly realist agenda, rejecting both Mannerism and the classicizing naturalism of his main rival, Annibale Carracci. In the first 30 years of the 17th century his naturalistic ambitions and revolutionary artistic procedures attracted a large following from all over Europe.
  St John the Baptist fdg
  1610 Oil on canvas, 159 x 124 cm Galleria Borghese, Rome

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