1599-1600

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Hogwarts Houses + paintings (x):

Gryffindor:

Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, Caravaggio  (1606)
Nude Sitting on a Divan, Amedeo Modigliani (1917)
Lolotte, Amedeo Modigliani (1916)
The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, Caravaggio (1599–1600)
Narcissus, Caravaggio (1597–1599)
La petite Marie, Amadeo Modigliani (1918)

Hufflepuff:

Mistress and Maid, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
Wheatfield with Crows, Vincent Van Gogh (1890)
The Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh (1889)
View of Delft, Johannes Vermeer (1660–1661)
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer (c. 1665)
Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh (1888)

Ravenclaw:

A Mermaid, John William Waterhouse (1901)
Arm of the Seine at Giverny, Claude Monet (1887)
Waterlilies, Green Reflection, Left Part, Claude Monet (1916-1923)
Borea, John William Waterhouse (1903)
Listen to my Sweet Pipings, John William Waterhouse (1911)
The Healing of a Nation, Claude Monet (1918)

Slytherin:

Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, William Turner (1812)
Lady in Ermine, Giacomo Grosso (c. 1990)
Supremo convegno, Giacomo Grosso (1895)
Fishermen at Sea, William Turner (1796)
The Shipwreck, William Turner (1805)
Nude, Andrew Loomis (i don’t found it)

Caravaggio, The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1599-1600, oil on canvas, 322 x 340 cm, Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome. Source

Caravaggio’s masterpiece The Calling of Saint Matthew is located at the Contarelli Chapel in San Luigi die Francesi, the French church in Rome, where it was originally commissioned. The painting depicts the moment Matthew the tax collector is summoned by Christ, who stands to the far right and points towards the contemporary men seated at the table. The miraculous beam of light that falls on this group can be read as a kind of holy presence accompanying Christ, seeing as certain figures would certainly be in shadow if the light source was solely natural. Matthew is most-often recognised as the central figure - the one gesturing to himself - though some scholars believe this man is in fact pointing towards the slumped figure on the very end of the table. I personally quite like both readings of the composition!

Lighting Tutorial & how to use light in compositions

I have been suggested to do lighting tutorial and figured instead of talking about textures and how shadows form on faces (there is so many tutorials on those!) I thought about talking about it in regards to composition. So in this ‘’tutorial’’ I will guide you through how to use light to guide the viewer’s eye to the focal point and what mistakes to watch out for. I  will also explain why the lighting is important in the first place.

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