Art History: Carracci and Caravaggio Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

Art History: Carracci and Caravaggio
A comparison and contrasting of the art of Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio.
# 89269 | 1,575 words | 2 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (Fine Art) , Art (General)

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This art history study compares and contrasts the realism that is exhibited within the paintings of Caravaggio and Annibale Carracci. By analyzing the Farnese gallery of Carracci, this paper sees the sense of realism that is anatomically in compliance with Caravaggio's painting style. Within the scope of realism, however, Caravaggio is more reliant on shadows and color schematics than Carracci in his compositional technique. This paper further discusses how in this manner, both Carracci and Caravaggio express similarities and differences in their approach to painting technique during the Italian Renaissance.

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