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  • Adoration of the Shepherds, Gerrit van Honthorst

    I love nativity scenes like the one at top (with details below it), Adoration of the Shepherds by 17th century painter Gerrit van Honthorst, in which the infant is not just bathed in light, but seems to be a source of light, as if incandescent with the Holy Spirit. In this case the child appears…

  • Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, AKA Caravaggio, notorious bad boy of art, rebellious realist and master of chiaroscuro, spent much of his life, with all of its dramatic ups and downs, in Rome. His wild behavior and the scandalous brushes with heresy brought on by his insistence on using unrepentantly grungy commonfolk for his models in…