Moral choice in some paintings by Caravaggio and his followers

Bauer, Linda Freeman
September 1991
Art Bulletin;Sep91, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p391
Academic Journal
Discusses several works of art by Caravaggio that display the marked dissonance between an ostensibly classical or classicizing subject and a contemporary or insistently realistic element that can be so disconcerting in some of his paintings. Belief that Caravaggio's paintings all consequently convey a certain air of buffoonery or good-natured mockery; Works by painter Hendrick ter Brugghen who was a follower of Caravaggio; Edmund Spenser's figure of Excess faced by Guyon in the "Faerie Queen" text, which contains dissonance similar to that in the works of Caravaggio.


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