Tuesday, September 29, 2015

David with the Head of Goliath - Caravaggio

Many of Caravaggio's works are inspired by biblical stories. This particular piece focuses on David V. Goliath, as David is seen here holding the head of Goliath. I like this piece because it is very realistic. On David you can see his muscle tone and how his clothing is a little baggy. On Goliath, you can see the different strands of hair on his head. I also like how the background is dark, and by using value, Caravaggio is able to show shadow on David's body and sword. From the shadow, you can tell the light is coming from the front left of David's body.

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