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Caravaggio and Caravaggism
Caravaggio's methods, particularly his emphatic use of "chiaroscuro" in the interests of dramatic realism, had extraordinary influence some artists of the first half of the 17th century. The term "Caravaggisti" is applied to painters - both Italians and artists from other countries -who imitated the style of Caravaggio: solidly defined figures are represented with expressive and often violent gestures, in unusual and dramatically arresting groups composed within a shallow foreground space; pictures realized in a powerful chiaroscuro which emphasizes the three-dimensional form. This method of painting was regarded as revolutionary. Caravaggism had become established as an artistic movement in Rome bye 1610. Caravaggism had begun to go aut of fashion in Rome by 1620, but it persisted elsewhere in Italy, and in other parts of Europe, particularly in Sicily, Utrecht and Lorraine, lingering into the 1650s in all three places.

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