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        The most historical form of art that I can relate to by work is Baroque Art. This type of art form was primarily associated with the religious tensions within Western Christianity: division on Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Critics in the late nineteen-century first applied the word “baroque”, to the art of period from the late 1500s to the late 1700s. For me, the most famous artist of this period is Caravaggio.

          Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, usually just known as Caravaggio. He was born on 28 September 1571 and died at 18 July 1610, an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily between 1593 and 1610. He is considered the first great representative of the Baroque school of painting.

 

 

 

Beginning around the year 1600, the demands for new art resulted in what is now known as the Baroque. The canon promulgated at the Council of Trent (1545–63) by which the Roman Catholic Church addressed the representational arts by demanding that paintings and sculptures in church contexts should speak to the illiterate rather than to the well-informed, is customarily offered as an inspiration of the Baroque, which appeared, however, a generation later

 

 

 

          Out of the many forms of Baroque art such as painting, sculpting, architecture, theatre, literature and music, I find that painting and sculpting are the closest art form I can relate to. The ways these art forms are created have the sense of perfection. Baroque covers a wide range of styles and artists that use revolutionary techniques of dramatic, selective illumination of figures out of deep shadow, a hallmark of Baroque painting. Contrary to the traditional idealized interpretation of religious subjects, Baroque realistically presents models from the streets.

 

 

 

           The new Baroque style is a dynamic art that reflects the growth of absolutist monarchies and is suitable to manifest power. It is also known as “the style of absolutism”. It is a style in which painters, sculptors, and architects rummaged emotion, movement, and variety in their works. Baroque favors higher volumes, exaggerates decorations, adds colossal sculptures, huge furniture etc. Sense of movement, energy, and tension are dominant impressions. Strong contrasts of light and shadow often enhance dramatic effects, very much like how I create my illustrations. I believe that giving a drawing, painting or a sculpture so much emotion that by the moment you see it, you can see exactly what it needs to tell you.

 

         

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