Le Caravage, peintre et assassin by José Frèches


A portrait of the Italian painter Michelangelo...

A portrait of the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Le Caravage, peintre et assassinLe Caravage, peintre et assassin by José Frèches

 

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Michelangelo Merisi, also known as “Caravaggio” was born in 1573 and went to Rome when he was 15-years old.

 

About his style:

 

1. In his self-portrait the painter uses a clever play of mirrors that multiply his body while a lateral lighting is shimmer velvet costume and armor shine a thousand lights.

 

 

2. The use of warm colors only: cool tones disappear leaving room for a variety of crimson, ocher, sienna land and shadow which the painter is shimmer shades on funds darker.

 

 

3. The play of light reflecting mirror that will prefigure the great clear-obscure of the following years.

 

 

4. The use of a line engraved with the brush handle in the dough to identify the bodies, process used by Caravaggio in other occasions.

 

 

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his paintings and his flirtations with the underworld was directed by Derek Jarman Caravaggio (1986).

 

 

 

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