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Catholic Baroque Comparison of Caravaggio and Rembrandt Paintings

What is Baroque Painting?

Baroque painting is a classical technique of oil painting that was practiced during the 17th and early 18th century artists and painters. Baroque painting is actually quite a broad term, which can be used to signify various painting niches that were prevalent during the 1600s. But there is consensus among art historians regarding the principle attributes that make Baroque art distinct from other forms of art that date from the same period.

The Baroque paintings are nearly always done in such a way so as to portray great drama, such as scenes of battle amidst high contrast lighting so the subjects get highlighted and there is an increased sense of urgency and energy in the whole depiction. Baroque artists use rich colors to accentuate their paintings with life and intense shadows. Another distinction between Renaissance and Baroque art is that the former is usually concerned with depicting scenes that precede some dramatic involvement, while the latter always depicts the scenes of drama as they are happening.

Some of the notable classical artists who painted in the Baroque style include Caravaggio, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Rembrandt, and Velazquez.

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