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Caravaggio and his Followers

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will consider the work of Caravaggio and the emulation of his style by artists known as "Caravaggisti," or followers of Caravaggio.

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Notes on "Caravaggio and his Followers"

KEY TERMS

Tenebrism

A style or method of painting characterized by large areas of dark colors and a ray of light

Caravaggisti

Artists who painted in the style of the painter Caravaggio

Image Credits

Calling of St. Matthew; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CaravaggioContarelli.jpg, Madgalen with Smoking Flame; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Magdalen_with_the_Smoking_Flame_c1640_Georges_de_La_Tour.jpg, Entombment of Christ; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caravaggio_-_La_Deposizione_di_Cristo.jpg, Virgin of the Rocks, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leonardo_da_Vinci_-_Virgen_de_las_Rocas_(Museo_del_Louvre,_c._1480).jpg , Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Self-portrait_as_the_Allegory_of_Painting_by_Artemisia_Gentileschi.jpg, Judith Slaying Holofernes; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Artemisia_Gentileschi_-_Judith_Beheading_Holofernes_-_WGA8563.jpg

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Tenebrism

    A style or method of painting characterized by large areas of dark colors and a ray of light.

  • Caravaggisti

    Artists who painted in the style of the painter Caravaggio.