Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio: Italian Baroque Painting in the Late 16th and early 17th Centuries

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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Karen Warshal

Karen Warshal received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her Master of Fine Arts from Tufts University in conjunction with the Boston Museum School. She studied classical art at the Schuler School in Baltimore, at the Parker School of Structural Sculpture in Bethesda, and she has drawn extensively from antique sculptures in museums throughout Europe. Ms Warshal teaches Portrait Drawing and Anatomy/Figure Drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Museum Resources at Howard Community College, and leads art historical tours of Italy. She paints portraits, still lifes and figures in her studio in Baltimore, and interiors and landscapes wherever she finds inspiration. Her work is represented in many private collections.

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