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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Judith Beheading Holofernes
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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Narcissus
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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint Francis in Meditation
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Raffaello Sanzio - La Fornarina
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Hans Holbein il Giovane - Portrait of Henry VIII
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Portrait of Pope Urban VIII Barberini - Paintiong
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Agnolo di Cosimo, detto il Bronzino - Portrait of Stefano IV Colonna
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Pietro da Cortona - The Triumph of Divine Providence and the Fulfilment of its Purposes under Pope Urban VIII
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Square Staircase
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Francesco Borromini - Helicoidal Staircase
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Andrea Sacchi - Allegory of Divine Wisdom
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Annibale Carracci - Portable Altarpiece with “Pietà” and Saints
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Domínikos Theotokópoulos, detto El Greco - Baptism of Christ
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Piero di Cosimo - Saint Mary Magdalene
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Portrait of Urban VIII
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Guido Reni - Portrait of Beatrice Cenci
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Lorenzo Lotto - The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine with Saints
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Giovanni Baronzio - Episodes of the Passion of Christ
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Pompeo Batoni - Portrait of Abbondio Rezzonico
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Filippo Lippi - Annunciation
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Portrait of Urban VIII - Sculpture
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Giulio Romano - Madonna with Child (Madonna Hertz)
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Jacopino del Conte - New artwork
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Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, detto Sodoma - Mystical wedding of Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Judith Beheading Holofernes
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Narcissus
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint Francis in Meditation
Raffaello Sanzio - La Fornarina
Hans Holbein il Giovane - Portrait of Henry VIII
Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Portrait of Pope Urban VIII Barberini - Paintiong
Agnolo di Cosimo, detto il Bronzino - Portrait of Stefano IV Colonna
Pietro da Cortona - The Triumph of Divine Providence and the Fulfilment of its Purposes under Pope Urban VIII
Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Square Staircase
Francesco Borromini - Helicoidal Staircase
Andrea Sacchi - Allegory of Divine Wisdom
Annibale Carracci - Portable Altarpiece with “Pietà” and Saints
Domínikos Theotokópoulos, detto El Greco - Baptism of Christ
Piero di Cosimo - Saint Mary Magdalene
Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Portrait of Urban VIII
Guido Reni - Portrait of Beatrice Cenci
Lorenzo Lotto - The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine with Saints
Giovanni Baronzio - Episodes of the Passion of Christ
Pompeo Batoni - Portrait of Abbondio Rezzonico
Filippo Lippi - Annunciation
Portrait of Urban VIII - Sculpture
Giulio Romano - Madonna with Child (Madonna Hertz)
Jacopino del Conte - New artwork
Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, detto Sodoma - Mystical wedding of Saint Catherine of Alexandria

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The Baptism of Christ must be read in conjunction to the Adoration of the shepherds as both of them were probably produced as preparatory sketches for a monumental altarpiece in the Church of the Incarnation, in Madrid. El Greco utilized vertical lines in order to confer on the composition a rising effect of elevation. It was commonplace to use vertical designs in the representation of the Baptism, in order to highlight the descent of the Holy Spirit. However, it is certainly unusual to use this compositional structure in the representation of the Adoration of the shepherds. Both paintings are spatially divided in two. On the lower it is represented the material world covered by an almost silvery light that emerges from God and the angels, rendered on a higher plane. The choices of composition, colour and light evidence the influence of the Venetian pictorial tradition on the artist, particularly that from Tintoretto even after his settlement in Spain.

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