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By Candlelight

By Candlelight

I’ve always been fascinated with high contrast. Baroque painters, building on the legacy left them by Da Vinci, among other Italian Renaissance heroes, experimented with cast light and its effects in a way not yet seen before the 17th century. The best of them was Caravaggio, and he had many followers, among them one Georges de La Tour. The painting above is a meditation on mortality, on life, on death, on the miracles one witnesses with or without a messiah…

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