» Caravaggio – ANALYZED PAINTING #1
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    #495 Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! I appreciate all of the support! Today we are going to be taking a very close look at birds for color theory, and comparing them to famous photos and paintings. Doing this will allow us to learn and be inspired by Mother Nature. Connecting the dots […]





Michelangelo Merisi o Amerighi da Caravaggio, being one of the great masters, was well known for his chiaroscuro, dramatic subject matter, and excellent compositions. And with a long name like that, I can see why he is known for his last name alone. It’s easy to enjoy this piece even if you aren’t familiar with the “Sacrifice of Isaac”, where Abraham is about to sacrifice his son in fear of God, but is stopped by an angel and offered a ram to sacrifice instead. Seems like a fair trade…though PETA might not agree. Let’s see how he uses design techniques to bring power to his painting and clearly communicate the story to his viewer.

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