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Rochas concludes with a discussion of the representation of figure, architecture, and space in paintings by Tintoretto, Rubens and Caravaggio. He credits Tintoretto with creating a new emphasis on body and posture as crucial compositional elements, especially in works where collections of foreshortened figures, seemingly liberated from gravity, define expressive spatial forms. The great accomplishment of Rubens, according to Rochas, was animating part to whole relationships, particularly details of musculature as elements of complex compositions. Caravaggio, in contrast, collapses perspective and eliminates background to focus intensely on his figures, using light and mass as the primary elements of his work.


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