Tag Archives: Annibale Carracci

AN OBSESSION WITH UNREASON: Absolute and Faithless Doubt

Caravaggio has become the ultimate old master superstar; his only real rival is Vermeer. It was a great if sadly short career. Caravaggio’s work was an expression of awareness¬†of the¬†precariousness of a reason that can at any moment be compromised, … Continue reading

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CONTESTS BETWEEN LIGHT AND GLOOM

The word ‘spectacular’ is not amiss because, although Caravaggio aimed at total realism, he wanted drama too. It was the secret of his instant, direct appeal to the Church, to collectors, to fellow artists, to the public, then and since. … Continue reading

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