TITLE

Moral choice in some paintings by Caravaggio and his followers

AUTHOR(S)
Bauer, Linda Freeman
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Sep91, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p391
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
9112091982

 

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