Blog #2 Baroque
This piece of art, created by Georges de La Tour, was appealing to me because of the lighting and the intensity of the action portrayed. La Tour was a French Baroque painter who mainly painted religious chiaroscuro scenes lit by candlelight. La Tour was best known for perfecting these nocturnal night effects before other artists of this time. La Tour’s style can be seen in almost all of his paintings and this style is characterized by the chiaroscuro, careful geometric compositions, and very simplified painting forms. In this painting I see influence from The Council of Trent/Counter Reformation. This is a painting of “Christ in the Carpenter’s Shop” giving it first off a religious aspect. Additionally, the Council of Trent believed that depictions of religious stories through art should be clear, realistic, and show emotion. I think that this painting is both realistic and shows emotion through the great contrast in the colors. The expressions on both of the individuals faces are very clear and emphasized with the style.
Title (English): Christ in the Carpenter’s Shop
Artist: Georges de La Tour
Created in: France