Dating painting by s walters

The easily recognizable shifts in architecture from Romanesque to Gothic, and Gothic to Renaissance styles, are typically used to define the periods in art in all media, although in many ways figurative art developed at a different pace.

The earliest Gothic art was monumental sculpture, on the walls of Cathedrals and abbeys.

In China, the four date back to at least the 2nd century BC.

Caravaggio vividly expressed crucial moments and scenes, often featuring violent struggles, torture and death.

He worked rapidly, with live models, preferring to forego drawings and work directly onto the canvas.

Caravaggio trained as a painter in Milan before moving in his twenties to Rome.

He developed a considerable name as an artist, and as a violent, touchy and provocative man.

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