Tag Archives: chiaroscuro

November 14

Who Do You Suppose Jesus to Be?

Italian painter Savoldo is noted for his subtle use of color and chiaroscuro, a term we were introduced to in the last post that refers to the dramatic use of light and dark. Savoldo was also noted for the sober realism of his works, which are mostly religious subjects. Mary Magdalene is here identified by […]

November 10

Who? Me?

While most of his contemporaries were painting in Baroque style, which was highly ornate and extravagant, Caravaggio had begun to switch to “chiaroscuro,” a technique that depends on the dramatic use of light and dark. Caravaggio’s life was quite the story. He had many run-ins with the law and was arrested on several occasions. In […]