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First of all, as you emphasize how Caravaggio conforms to the genre, you might offer that he is so engaging and theatrical in this piece, two traits of Baroque paintings. You might also notice that this piece also demonstrates a sense of grandiosity and "elaborate ornateness" (http://wadsworth.com/art_d/templates/student_resources/0495004782_kleiner/studyguide/ch19w/ch19_2.html), two other Baroque features.
Speaking of theatrical, this dramatic appeal is present in this painting. Please note how Caravaggio represented the event as very quiet, subtle, subdued event. Critics comment that "The sequence of actions before and after this moment can be easily and convincingly re-created (http://artchive.com/artchive/C/caravaggio/calling_of_st_matthew_text.jpg.html). This piece also denotes the genre because it draws in viewers in a physical and emotional manner, especially with its illusions. What do you think?
This piece also suggests Baroque qualities because of its "Intensely dramatic expressions and gestures, that seem to demand a response from the viewer; strongly foreshortened objects, which appear to extend beyond the confines of the art work; and sudden shifts of light and dark are among the "hallmark features" (http://www.glbtq.com/arts/eur_art1).
Because religious themes and ...
Rembrandt's "Resurrection of Christ" and Cravaggio's "The Calling of St. Matthew" are compared and contrasted briefly. Research is also applied.