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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. 

To view the complete works of Caravaggio, please click.  

 

22 Mendelssohn Lieder ohne Worte, Op.53 – No. 4. Adagio in F ‘Sadness of Soul’, Daniel Barenboim (piano)      

(please click on the title to hear the music)