Fifth in a series of zoom lectures done for my Howard Community College museum class in May 2020.
This lecture features two of the greatest painters of the early Baroque period, Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio. Annibale draws heavily on his Renaissance predecessors, shaping a new kind of painting that remains deeply rooted in the past. In contrast, Caravaggio invents an entirely original pictorial language that will inform artists far and wide for the next 150 years.
(Correction: I apologize for an error in the narration. I mistakenly stated that Pope Julius II was buried in San Pietro in Vincoli. A portion of his grandiose tomb, which was never completely realized, is situated in San Pietro in Vincoli, but Julius himself is buried next to his uncle, Pope Sixtus IV, in St. Peter’s Basilica.)
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