Franz Van Der Mijn; Portrait of a Lady (detail).

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italianartsociety:

On this day in 1610, Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died in Porto Ercole at the age of 38.
A highly original and influential artist, Caravaggio is one of the best known and most loved of the Italian Baroque painters. His name derives from his birthplace near Milan, but he spent the majority of his life in central and southern Italy. Upon his arrival in Rome at about age 17, Caravaggio began his career in the studio of Cavaliere d’Arpino painting copies, still lifes, and secular works. His naturalism caught the attention of high-ranking ecclesiastical patrons and led to important commissions including the Contarelli chapel in S. Luigi dei Francesi and the Cerasi chapel in Sta Maria del Popolo, after which he concentrated on large-scale religious paintings. Equally famous for his turbulent and scandalous private life, Caravaggio fled Rome after killing an adversary in a brawl over a bet. He was able to continue his career in Naples, Sicily, and Malta. Though he had no students, numerous European artists from Spain to Holland, known collectively as the ‘Caravaggisti,’ emulated his dramatic use of lights and darks known as tenebrism.
Long reputed to have died from fever resulting from his wild lifestyle, recent research suggests lead paint may have been the culprit. Caravaggio will receive a new tomb today in a memorial park in Porto Ercole. His remains were discovered in 2010 in a local church by Silvano Vicenti, president of the Caravaggio Foundation, working with a group of experts to locate his precise burial place.
St Jerome, c. 1606, oil on canvas, Galleria Borghese, Rome
Posthumous Portrait of Caravaggio by Ottavio Leoni ca. 1621
The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1599-1600, oil on canvas, Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
italianartsociety:

On this day in 1610, Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died in Porto Ercole at the age of 38.
A highly original and influential artist, Caravaggio is one of the best known and most loved of the Italian Baroque painters. His name derives from his birthplace near Milan, but he spent the majority of his life in central and southern Italy. Upon his arrival in Rome at about age 17, Caravaggio began his career in the studio of Cavaliere d’Arpino painting copies, still lifes, and secular works. His naturalism caught the attention of high-ranking ecclesiastical patrons and led to important commissions including the Contarelli chapel in S. Luigi dei Francesi and the Cerasi chapel in Sta Maria del Popolo, after which he concentrated on large-scale religious paintings. Equally famous for his turbulent and scandalous private life, Caravaggio fled Rome after killing an adversary in a brawl over a bet. He was able to continue his career in Naples, Sicily, and Malta. Though he had no students, numerous European artists from Spain to Holland, known collectively as the ‘Caravaggisti,’ emulated his dramatic use of lights and darks known as tenebrism.
Long reputed to have died from fever resulting from his wild lifestyle, recent research suggests lead paint may have been the culprit. Caravaggio will receive a new tomb today in a memorial park in Porto Ercole. His remains were discovered in 2010 in a local church by Silvano Vicenti, president of the Caravaggio Foundation, working with a group of experts to locate his precise burial place.
St Jerome, c. 1606, oil on canvas, Galleria Borghese, Rome
Posthumous Portrait of Caravaggio by Ottavio Leoni ca. 1621
The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1599-1600, oil on canvas, Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
italianartsociety:

On this day in 1610, Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died in Porto Ercole at the age of 38.
A highly original and influential artist, Caravaggio is one of the best known and most loved of the Italian Baroque painters. His name derives from his birthplace near Milan, but he spent the majority of his life in central and southern Italy. Upon his arrival in Rome at about age 17, Caravaggio began his career in the studio of Cavaliere d’Arpino painting copies, still lifes, and secular works. His naturalism caught the attention of high-ranking ecclesiastical patrons and led to important commissions including the Contarelli chapel in S. Luigi dei Francesi and the Cerasi chapel in Sta Maria del Popolo, after which he concentrated on large-scale religious paintings. Equally famous for his turbulent and scandalous private life, Caravaggio fled Rome after killing an adversary in a brawl over a bet. He was able to continue his career in Naples, Sicily, and Malta. Though he had no students, numerous European artists from Spain to Holland, known collectively as the ‘Caravaggisti,’ emulated his dramatic use of lights and darks known as tenebrism.
Long reputed to have died from fever resulting from his wild lifestyle, recent research suggests lead paint may have been the culprit. Caravaggio will receive a new tomb today in a memorial park in Porto Ercole. His remains were discovered in 2010 in a local church by Silvano Vicenti, president of the Caravaggio Foundation, working with a group of experts to locate his precise burial place.
St Jerome, c. 1606, oil on canvas, Galleria Borghese, Rome
Posthumous Portrait of Caravaggio by Ottavio Leoni ca. 1621
The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1599-1600, oil on canvas, Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

italianartsociety:

On this day in 1610, Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died in Porto Ercole at the age of 38.

A highly original and influential artist, Caravaggio is one of the best known and most loved of the Italian Baroque painters. His name derives from his birthplace near Milan, but he spent the majority of his life in central and southern Italy. Upon his arrival in Rome at about age 17, Caravaggio began his career in the studio of Cavaliere d’Arpino painting copies, still lifes, and secular works. His naturalism caught the attention of high-ranking ecclesiastical patrons and led to important commissions including the Contarelli chapel in S. Luigi dei Francesi and the Cerasi chapel in Sta Maria del Popolo, after which he concentrated on large-scale religious paintings. Equally famous for his turbulent and scandalous private life, Caravaggio fled Rome after killing an adversary in a brawl over a bet. He was able to continue his career in Naples, Sicily, and Malta. Though he had no students, numerous European artists from Spain to Holland, known collectively as the ‘Caravaggisti,’ emulated his dramatic use of lights and darks known as tenebrism.

Long reputed to have died from fever resulting from his wild lifestyle, recent research suggests lead paint may have been the culprit. Caravaggio will receive a new tomb today in a memorial park in Porto Ercole. His remains were discovered in 2010 in a local church by Silvano Vicenti, president of the Caravaggio Foundation, working with a group of experts to locate his precise burial place.

St Jerome, c. 1606, oil on canvas, Galleria Borghese, Rome

Posthumous Portrait of Caravaggio by Ottavio Leoni ca. 1621

The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1599-1600, oil on canvas, Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

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Michelangelo

slojnotak:

Peter Paul Rubens - Portrait of a young Woman with a Rosary (1609)

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the-hardest-of-hearts-survive:

Calligrapher: Mir ‘Ali

55.121.10.39 recto: Rosette Bearing the Name and Titles of the Emperor Shah Jahan

Mughal period (1526-1858)

Ink, colors, and gold on paper

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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renaissance-art:

Hugo van der Goes c. 1470
Monforte Altar (details)
renaissance-art:

Hugo van der Goes c. 1470
Monforte Altar (details)
renaissance-art:

Hugo van der Goes c. 1470
Monforte Altar (details)
renaissance-art:

Hugo van der Goes c. 1470
Monforte Altar (details)

renaissance-art:

Hugo van der Goes c. 1470

Monforte Altar (details)

renaissance-art:

Narcissus (details) c. 1500
renaissance-art:

Narcissus (details) c. 1500
renaissance-art:

Narcissus (details) c. 1500

efter-repetitionen:

Rembrandt — Oude lezende vrouw. detail. 1631

arstekne:

The fall of the rebel angels is the greatest single theme of the Counter-Reformation. It is a theme that allowed a church in conflict to present its propaganda in the form of its struggle against all forms of heresy. At the same time, the theme of the struggling angel also symbolized the triumph of light over the rebellion of the powers of darkness - giving the painter an opportunity to create a chiaroscuro charged with meaning, in which heaven and hell, the incense of the blessed and the brimstone of the damned are contrasted in an extremely confined space, creating an arc of tension within which the knight-like angel spreads his broad wings and wields his sword in a sweeping gesture of victory.

Giordano sets the scene with relatively few figures compared to, say, Rubens’ Great Last Jjudgment. Against a background of deep golden light, the archangel balances with an almost balletic movement on the heavy breast of Lucifer, entangled amidst a group of his servants, his angular and batlike wings cutting through the hazy sfumato of the hellfire. What appears at first glance to be so dramatic is not in fact the depiction of a struggle as such. Michael is not attacking the figures from hell with his sword, but is holding it aloft like a sign, as though his mere appearance were enough to cast Satan and his followers into eternal damnation. Source

The Fall of the Rebel Angels, Luca Giordano, c.1666