Still Life with Fruit, by Caravaggio
Caravaggio (Milan, 28 September 1571 – Porto Ercole, 18 July 1610) introduced chiaroscuro to the world of fine arts. But the above painting is chiaroscuro in reverse: the backdrop is pale. Usually, the backdrop is dark.
Chiaroscuro is a painterly, rather than linear, approach to creating dimensionality in a painting or grisaille.
I believe this is my shortest blog ever. Let the picture speak for itself. I hope it will bring you pleasure.
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22 Mendelssohn Lieder ohne Worte, Op.53 – No. 4. Adagio in F ‘Sadness of Soul’, Daniel Barenboim (piano)
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