Dr. Esperança Camara

About Dr. Esperança Camara

Dr. Esperança Camara is Contributing Editor for Mannerist and Baroque art. She received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on Italian devotional art of the post-Tridentine period (1560-1640). In 2006 she received the Excellence in Teaching and Campus Leadership Award at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she is currently Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the MA in Studio Art Program.

Titian, Pastoral Concert, c. 1509, 105 x 137 cm (Louvre)
This landscape may be ideal, but it’s far from smooth. Playing with oil paint, Titian roughens the surface.

Titian, Pastoral Concert

Caravaggio The Crowning with Thorns- detail
Roman Catholics promoted visual splendor; in the Protestant North, a new middle class meant a new market for art.

Baroque art, an introduction