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Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2017. № 9. P. 50-55.
SCIENTIFIC AREA:    Study of Art
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Wang Yijia
Saint Petersburg University

Abstract. The article examines Gerard van Honthorst’s religious paintings. The iconographic type of illumination allows the painter to achieve specific dramatic effect in his works. Analyzing illumination in Honthorst’s 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 Caravaggio’s flickering light.
Key words and phrases: Герард ван Хонтхорст, Караваджо, свет, ночные сцены, проблема освещения, световой эффект, религиозная живопись, караваджизм, иконографический тип, Gerard van Honthorst, Caravaggio, light, night scenes, illumination problem, luminous effect, religious painting, Caravaggism, iconographic type
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