The Young Boy with Fruit Basket: A Masterpiece of Italian Baroque Art

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Let me show you this well-known painting called “The young boy with fruit basket” which was painted by the famous Italian artist Caravaggio. This work of art dates from 1593 and belongs to the Baroque movement. To be more accurate, this masterpiece is one of the finest examples of the Italian Baroque movement. Currently, this piece can be admired at Borghese Gallery which is located in Rome, Italy. This painting depicts a handsome young boy who is sitting and at the same time he is holding a basket of bright and delicious fruits. This picture portrays an exquisite combination of different artistic influences as well as a great combination of dark and bright colours. The use of bright and dark colours is one of the most popular and important techniques during the Baroque movement. It is called chiaroscuro and consists in using shadows and lights to enhance the three-dimensional relief of the figure and at the same time the painter wanted to make the main figure highlight. Therefore, it is important to take into account the colour effect in the finished result of this beautiful masterpiece.
The young boy, who is the highlighted character, has a bright skin and he is also wearing a white t-shirt in order to provide a contrast with the background of the painting which is completely dark. Moreover, we can also observe that all fruits have been created by using vivid colours in order to provide the idea that people will be able to focus their attention on his figure. Furthermore, it is important to take into account that those elements and techniques were something usual on Caravaggio’s works. As for stylistic aspects, this picture is one of the finest examples of this artistic movement. This period was characterized by compositions of great contrast between shadows and lights as well as the use of pronounced colours in order to provide a clear image. Therefore, it is for us to notice the use of clarity and order. Finally, as I said before it is important to point use the use of bright elements as his skin or clothes so as to draw people’s attention to the main character. Undoubtedly we should point out the great mastery that the artist used to paint this work of art. In addition, we can also see the use of imaginary lines as a kind of triangle around his figure in order to provide a sense of harmony. To end up, this piece represents one of the best examples in Italian Baroque movement because of using important techniques as chiaroscuro or relevant elements as imaginary lines or bright details. Therefore, those details can help to understand that indeed we are in front of a masterpiece.

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