Caravaggio’s The Entombment of Christ – Oil at 12 x 16 in. on 22 x 15 in. BFK Rives.
Caravaggio’s The Entombment of Christ, created in 1604, is the penultimate example of baroque style. Using distinct techniques and allegorical compositions baroque is often known for evoking emotion with the use of stark contrast. It’s not subtle.
With a palette heavily mixed in black the paintings use the juxtaposition of light and dark which help exaggerate abundant detail. This is my favorite part of Caravaggio’s composition. I cropped it, turned the palette on its head, and hoped I’d maintain it’s essential identity.
The Entombment of Christ is an iconic work. It’s beauty is beyond it’s religious implications. I have never seen it in person. So I use things like: https://artsandculture.google.com/ to study and make a version of my own. Art history is fun.