I am happy to be at last! able to begin a forum
on the great art of the world, and more particularly on the
great masters of painting. If everything goes right, it will be
a simple - yet as comprehensive as possible - exhibition of the
best painting and sculpture in the world's history, and will include
a short notice about the artist and his work. I will try to make
it follow the main historic trends and schools
but in as flexible a way as possible.
I have wished to start this forum with "Rest On Flight To Egypt,"
a beautiful painting by the well known Baroque master Caravaggio
- also known as "The other Michelangelo" - for no
other reason than its being a fine example of a most dramatic
and unconventional painting, as well as one of my own favorites
of all times. And I expect to be adding another master's artwork
- hopefully in a more or less orderly way - every second or
third day during the next few weeks.
Please forgive any errors or misconceptions. Good feedback is
Luis Miguel Goitizolo
GREAT MASTERS OF
Rest on Flight to Egypt (1)
born 1571?, Milan? [Italy]
died July 18, 1610, Port'Ercole, Tuscan
byname of Michelangelo Merisi Italian painter
whose revolutionary technique of
tenebrism, or dramatic, selective illumination of form out
of deep shadow, became a hallmark of Baroque painting (see
Scorning the traditional idealized interpretation of religious
subjects, he took his models from the streets and painted them
realistically. His three paintings of St. Matthew (c.
1597–1602) caused a sensation and were followed by such
masterpieces as The Supper at Emmaus (1596–98) and
Death of the Virgin (1601–03).
Rest on Flight to Egypt
Oil on canvas, 1596-1597
52 1/2 x 65
(133.5 x 166.5 cm)
Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Rome