Tenebrism is a technique that emerged during the 17th century, which is also known as the Baroque era. The Baroque era is mostly described as theatrical; with art that shows emotion, movement, vibrant colors, and extreme contrast between color and darkness. Tenebrism derives from the latin word, tenebrae, which means "darkness." tenebrist paintings are often portrayed against a background of intense darkness, but the figures themselves are illuminated by a bright, implied light, that sets off their three-dimensional forms. Caravagio was the father of tenebrism and many others followed behind his technique. This gallery consist of many beautiful paintings published in the 17th century that illustrate the tenebrism technique. The reason I chose to create a of gallery of paintings that illustrate this technique is because tenebrism really draws the viewers eye into the emotion and action that is going on in the painting.