Caravage by Laurent Bolard

By Laurent Bolard

Michelangelo Merisi, dit Caravage, est l’une des figures majeures de l’art occidental. L’une des plus singulières aussi. D’abord par sa peinture qui fascine à travers sa approach, son utilisation dramatique de l’éclairage et de l. a. couleur, et los angeles strength d’émotion qui s’en dégage. Ensuite par sa vie tumultueuse et sa personnalité hors du commun, dans cette période si tourmentée de l. a. Réforme catholique et de los angeles naissance de l’art baroque.Né à Milan dans une famille originaire de Caravaggio, liée à los angeles prestigieuse dynastie des Sforza-Colonna, Caravage y travailla quatre ans au provider de Simone Peterzano puis partit pour Rome où il fut engagé dans l’atelier du Cavalier d’Arpin. Grâce au cardinal del Monte, qui lui acheta ses premières toiles et l’hébergea dans son palais, il devint l’un des peintres les plus convoités de los angeles Ville Eternelle.Mais cet homme fut aussi célèbre pour ses démêlés avec l. a. justice. Son goût pour les nuits de Rome l’amena à en fréquenter les bas-fonds, avec l. a. violence que cela impliquait. Plusieurs fois emprisonné, il dut s’exiler à Naples en 1606 après avoir commis un meurtre.Laurent Bolard nous raconte cette vie pittoresque et tourmentée, éminemment romanesque. Il s’attache à suivre pas à pas le parcours chaotique de l’artiste dans ses différents lieux de séjour et d’exil Milan, Rome, Naples, Malte, l. a. Sicile et suggest une passionnante lecture des peintures à travers les hypothèses et les analyses les plus récentes.Laurent Bolard est docteur en Histoire de l’Art moderne de l’Université de Paris-IV Sorbonne, spécialisé dans l. a. peinture italienne de los angeles Renaissance.

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The aesthetic development is crucial to transferring the emphasis of the design to the affects that it produces. 29 It is the high degree of variation that contributes to an environment that is able to develop the most qualitative difference in the morphological continuity of the project. 30 Zongshi Liu (Rahim Research Studio, University of Pennsylvania), Urban Club, TriBeCa, New York City, 2009 The topology of the continuous surface is generated from specific localities and conditions. Iridescent colours highlight the geometry of the surface.

The goal was to use extreme variation to produce unprecedented architectural effects that flow from topological surfaces, and part-to-part as well as part-to-whole arrangements in extreme variation to produce distinct formal features for interiorities with the morphological continuity to develop a building. The distinct features – soft to bony, for example – enabled the development of spaces with very disparate and discrete spatial, material and lighting qualities that begin to transform into each other to maintain morphological continuity.

As in the th century, the wildest contemporary forays are the starkest assertions of the power of human artifice, exactly the effect that many of the projectors thought they could avoid. Thus like the most vigorous Baroque works they create experiences whose visceral power does not last long except in uncomfortable oscillation with cerebral reflection that begins in the moments after the initial shock. It is up to the viewer or user to decide whether these designs are facile games indulged in simply because they are possible, or profound exposures of the contradictions always present in experience but unnoticed until someone like Borromini startles us into troubled appreciation.

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