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Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2017. 9. P. 50-55. ISSN 1997-292X.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Study of Art
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INTERPRETATION OF GERARD VAN HONTHORSTS RELIGIOUS PAINTINGS

Wang Yijia
Saint Petersburg University


Abstract. The article examines Gerard van Honthorsts religious paintings. The iconographic type of illumination allows the painter to achieve specific dramatic effect in his works. Analyzing illumination in Honthorsts religious paintings from the viewpoint of Caravaggism tradition the author concludes that Honthorst not only introduced systematic use of the physical light source but also chose the static and quiet candlelight, contrary to Caravaggios flickering light.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , , , , , Gerard van Honthorst, Caravaggio, light, night scenes, illumination problem, luminous effect, religious painting, Caravaggism, iconographic type.
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