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CARAVAGGIO & REMBRANDT
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Noted art historian WILLIAM KLOSS
has led tours for the
Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago and the
Naples Museum of Art. He is an author, was a member of the
Committee for the Preservation of the White House and has
presented five courses on DVD for The Great Courses,
including Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt
These illustrated lectures explore two of the greatest
painters of the last 500 years.
Wednesday, February 27: Caravaggio, Radical Realist
Vigorous physical realism and radical, spiritually expressive
contrasts of light and dark characterize many of Caravaggio’s
paintings – and were at odds with the conservative mindset and
taste of Rome at the outset of 17th century. By the sheer force
of his genius and intransigent personality he significantly
changed that paradigm in his short life.