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Description of the artwork «Pieta»

This painting is a reinterpretation of the pietà of Michelangelo. Carracci introduces new plot Michelangelo, this is not a Renaissance vision. Firstly, not the whole composition that Michelangelo: the composition is divided into two diagonals, the diagonal becomes a way of transmission. The main compositional center off-center (the compositional center of the Renaissance – always in the middle), it is a demonstration of instability. Secondly, the light coming at the main figure and the dark background creates a contrast that enhances the emotional impact of the work: technique, typical of Caravaggio and his followers.
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Art form: Painting

Date of creation: 1600

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