In George de la Tour’s Saint Joseph Carpenter (c.1640), the young Jesus holds a candle while his father drills a wooden beam, foreshadowing the Crucifixion. Candlelight intensifies the spiritual drama of this apparently everyday scene.
Bartolomé Estéban Murillo: Inmaculada del Escorial, 1660.
Art History lesson plans for book: History of Art for Young People
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From "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920), a significant film in German Expressionism. This is the famous rooftop abduction scene, in which a low-angle long shot enables us to absorb the full effect of the canted mise-en-scene.
detail from a portrait of Madame de Pompadour by Francois Boucher.