and Bernini are two prominent artis...
Verisimilitude in modern art
and Bernini are two prominent artists from Rome Italy. Their popularity was
based on the emphasis on details and most of all their verisimilitude in the
art forms. Caravaggio was well known for his paintings that were filled with
aspects of realism and beni9ni was an architect credited with the same praise.
These are two artists from the Baroque period of art that were very prominent
in Italy(The Art and
Influence of Caravaggio, 2013).
The baroque period was a great period in the history of art. This was a period
associated with the need to uphold the truth in art and was referred to as
verisimilitude. This is a term that was used to refer to upholding truth and
reality when developing art. It is an aspect that came about after the Catholic
Church’s emphasis on developing art forms for it with a lot of emphasis on
reality and details as part of honoring God. At the time the church had a lot
of influence in the world, and many people including royalty would donate their
art to the church(Baroque
Art, 2017). As for the church itself, many forms of art were developed
for it in the form of paintings of the church walls, and various sculptures as
well as architectural designs. These forms of art were symbolic, biblical or
mythical but were developed in very fine details and incorporated advanced
aspects of color composition and lighting to capture aspects of motion, drama
as well as time. The art forms of the baroque period were very significant in
the depiction of reality. This was a kind of reality that was based on
verisimilitude associated with the truth about the reality of the world at the
time. It was important because people had better connections with the forms of
art because of the emotions they drew out of them as they represented aspects
of their actual lives. The art forms representation of drama, time and motion
was quite significant in bringing them to life and having a greater impact on
Art, 2017). Aspects of verisimilitude have been borrowed for many years
because it is an aspect of art that greatly helped shape the course of history
for art. The world art of today is one that is based on the incremental
development changes and improvements that occurred in the past. The forms of
art that exist today have various aspects of verisimilitude in them that have
great influence on people as it had during the Baroque period(Baroque Art, 2017).
of the forms of art forms that exist in the modern world whereby they represent
the aspect of verisimilitude include television series and movies. These are
great forms of art that dramatize stories in a real action manner. They are
very popular forms of art and have audiences from all over the world. The
popularity of television series and films is associated with their
representation of reality. They are sometimes based on real life stories and
sometimes based on fictitious stories. However, these stories are usually
dramatized by people in a manner that depicts the actual aspects of the story.
The efforts made by television series and films help bring out the realities
that exist in the story and are easily shared with the audiences. Most of the
shows and films are usually based on a form of reality that either exists in
the movie or can also exist on the outside. However, the aspect of representing
reality to the audience is what gives them a sense of verisimilitude. The
ability for audiences to believe what they see in these movies and series is
very important. For a film about an actual story to be successful, the film has
to effectively bring out the true aspects of the actual stories, and any
deviation makes it hard for the audiences to believe in the story. Giving the
film a sense of reality, in this case, would depend on the film maker’s ability
to recreate the actual events and characters on screen (WEINRAUB, 1998).
the other hand, TV series and films based on fictitious characters and events
can also provide a sense of reality to their audiences. These films have to,
first of all, introduce the audience to the fictitious reality for which the
film is based on and then continue with the other aspect of the film./ in this
case, believability is usually based on the way in which the reality of the
film is represented to the audiences. The characters and events within it have
to be bound by the limits of the films itself, and any deviations would make
the film hard to believe, and therefore, it would easily fail. In this case,
the representation of reality has to be based on the reality the film is bound
by. This means that anything was shown that is outside the scope of the films
reality will make it unbelievable (Christie,
series and films are forms of art that are unique because they have the ability
to develop their own reality. The aspect of verisimilitude is usually
represented by the way they dramatize people using real life people. However,
fiction films and television series usually have their own reality, and
audiences love it because they are represented with a lot of consideration on
the truth that makes them believable.
Baroque Art (c.1600-1700). n.d. http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/baroque.htm.
Christie, Frederic. In what ways can the movies give us a false perception of reality? 2015.
The Art and Influence of Caravaggio. 2013.
WEINRAUB, BERNARD. Giving Screenplays a Sense of Reality. 1998.