Beyond Caravaggio

I visited the National Gallery to see the Beyond Caravaggio exhibition where I was instantly able to see why Caravaggio inspired such a multitude of followers. He toys with shadows and single source lighting to create dramatic and emotive narratives, consisting of normal looking people rather than royalty or the wealthy (which was common of his time). After hearing so much about his work, particularly from cinematographers at Camerimage Film Festival, it was an amazing opportunity to actually get to see his work.

boy-bitten-by-a-lizard-c-1592-93david-with-the-head-of-goliathdoubting-thomasmartyrdom-of-st-ursula

 Painting with light 

Beata Beatrix c.1864-70 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882xxfxx

 

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