Rubens and Caravaggio

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Paige

A considerate analysis is given on Rubens and Caravaggio’s most significant pieces. The information presented was well organized and engaging, as though the narrator were taking the audience through a museum tour accompanied by an immersive soundtrack. Each painters’ artistic processes are ...Read more

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