Carlo (or Carlino) Dolci (25 May 1616 – 17 January 1686) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Florence, known for highly finished religious pictures, often repeated in many versions.
Carlo Dolci. 1616-1686. Florence. L'Ange de l'Annonciation. The Angel of the Annunciation. vers 1655. Louvre.
An effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on a subject. The effect has been executed by key artists such as Caravaggio, da Vinci, and Rembrandt.
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