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Caravaggio’s novelty was a radical naturalism which combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, use of Tenebrism, the shift from light to dark with little intermediate value. He burst upon the Rome art scene in 1600 with the … Continue reading
“Indeed, Caravaggio may be indicating his taste for homoerotic subjects through his androgynous male figures, figures at once muscular and yet recognizably “feminine” in some of their poses and expressions. Since antiquity, the androgynous had been associated with effeminacy and … Continue reading
Catagorizing the style of Paul Cézanne’s( 1839-1906 ) artwork is problematic. As a young man he left his home in Provence in the south of France in order to join with the avant-garde in Paris. He fell in with the … Continue reading
“Through the use of such distortions and rigidity of pose, Cézanne is able manipulate his female figures to attain greater control over their sexuality. In addition, in his Nudes in a Landscape (1900-1905), Cézanne’s confinement of his nudes becomes almost … Continue reading