ArtBabble: Orazio Gentileschi en "The Lute Player," c.1612/1620, Orazio Gentileschi <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-series"> <div class="field-label">Series:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/series/childrens-video-tour-time-travel">Children&#039;s Video Tour-Time Travel</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-institution"> <div class="field-label">Institution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/partner/national-gallery-art-washington">National Gallery of Art, Washington</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In this video from the Children’s Video Tour, viewers are introduced to Orazio Gentileschi’s 17th-century painting “The Lute Player.” In this painting, a young woman tunes her lute, a pear-shaped stringed instrument that was popular in Europe during the time this painting was made. Notice how the artist created sharp contrasts between light and shadow. The light falls across the young woman and highlights the instruments, while the rest of the scene is dark.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baroque Baroque Painting European Painting For Kids Music musician Orazio Gentileschi Painting woman Learning to Look National Gallery of Art, Washington 892bc9098f8dc876 Thu, 22 Sep 2011 13:13:22 +0000 s-sarraf 8806 at