Domenikos Theotopoulos (El Greco), The Baptism of Christ, 1608-1628, oil on canvas. Completed after the artist's death by the his son Jorge Manuel. This painting was completed at the end of El Greco's life which happened to fall around the end of mannerism and the beginning of baroque. Although some of his techniques reject traditional baroque, his use of tenebrism to depict a dramatic scene is just as baroque as Caravaggio's paintings.
Caravaggio tells Mary’s story: The Annunciation (c. 1608-10); The Adoration of the Shepherds (1609); The Adoration with St. Francis and St. Lawrence (1609);The Rest on the Flight into Egypt (1597); Madonna and Child with Saint Anne (c. 1605/6); Madonna of the Rosary (1607); Madonna di Loreto (debated c. 1603-6); The Entombment of Christ (1602/3); and The Death of the Virgin (1606). Do you guys know how much I love Caravaggio? He is basically my favorite artist
The Batlló Majesty close up. 12th-century Romanesque polychrome walnut wood carving, willow, elm and holm oak with polychrome tempura. Recent studies have revealed the pigments used to produce the colors: the red from cinnabar and the blue from lapis lazuli. Both pigments were very expensive and the sculpture is believed to have come from a studio of some importance perhaps the studio around the monastery of Ripoll. Catalonia | Europe
Narcissus (1579) by Caravaggio - This painting is actually one of the only two paintings that Cravaggio has done that was based on a theme from Classical mythology. The story is about Narcissus, who is a boy that falls in love with his own reflection. Being he couldn’t tear himself away from the reflection, he dies because of his passion.
Cenni di Pepo, or Cimabue (1240-1302) The Flagellation of Christ (1280), Tempera on poplar panel. Byzantine painter took a fundamental step towards Renaissance art by introducing more realism into his paintings. Dante refers to him in The Divine Comedy as an artist who was 'believed to hold the field in painting' only to be eclipsed by Giotto's fame. According to Giorgio Vasari in his work 'Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects', he was the teacher of Giotto.