In this Discussion, you will post a 500-750 word analysis in which you will compare the work of Caravaggio and Rembrandt, then explain which of these two artists you find to be more powerful or moving. You will justify your opinions based on key ideas and concepts from the reading and videos, as well as your own ideas and insights.

Write a 500-750 word analysis in which you compare the work of Caravaggio and Rembrandt. Organize your post based on the following criteria.

  1. Post an image of a painting by the artist you selected and explain how it is a good example of the artist’s overall style and approach to painting.
  2. What about it do you like most? The formal characteristics? The narrative? The content? Explain your choice.
  3. What personal and/or societal forces drove the artist you selected to approach their work in such a unique and powerful way? Briefly describe and explain them.
  4. Why do you prefer the artist you selected over the other artist? Explain your reasoning.

Rembrandt

Please watch this four-part video series about the life and art of Rembrandt. This is part one.

As you watch the video, pay close attention to both the form and context of Rembrandt’s life and work. Take note of the formal stylistic characteristics as well as the personal and/or societal forces that drove Rembrant to approach his work in such a unique and powerful way.

Caravaggio

Please watch this four-part video series about the life and art of Caravaggio. This is part one.

As you watch the video, pay close attention to both the form and context of Caravaggio’s life and work. Take note of the formal stylistic characteristics as well as the personal and/or societal forces that drove Caravaggio to approach his work in such a unique and powerful way.

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