Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Oil Painting St John The Baptist from Caravaggio - Michelangelo Merisi - Buy Hand Painted Oil Reproduction

A number of paintings have been attributed from time to time to the Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) but are no longer generally accepted as genuine. Immensely popular in his own lifetime he fell into neglect almost immediately upon his death with the result that now four hundred years later it s often extremely difficult to distinguish works by the master from copies or from original creations by his most gifted followers. The John the Baptist from Basle has many of the stylistic marks of Caravaggio - the use of deep shadows the isolated youthful Baptist - but is not widely accepted as genuine. A comparison with Carlo Sellitto shows how well the more gifted of Caravaggio s followers absorbed not only the superficial tricks of style but the underlying ethos as well to the point of becoming virtually indistinguishable from the work of the master. The Basle Baptist despite being a very attractive painting in its own right is a quite forthright and traditional piece of Counter-Reformation iconography (the Baptist is holding out roses symbol of the Passion before the sheep representing Christ s future sacrifice) and has none of the deep pathos and ambiguously mingled sensuality and spirituality that Caravaggio brought to his long contemplation of John the Baptist.

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Oil Painting The Madonna and Child with St. Anne from Caravaggio - Michelangelo Merisi - Buy Hand Painted Oil Reproduction

The Madonna and Child with St. Anne (Dei Palafrenieri) is one of the mature religious work of the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio painted in 1605-1606 for the altar of Archconfraternity of the Papal Grooms (Italian: Arciconfraternita di Sant Anna de Parafrenieri) in the Basilica of Saint Peter.[1] The painting was briefly exhibited in the parish church for the Vatican the church of Sant Anna dei Palafrenieri on the Via di Porta Angelica in Borgo near the Vatican. It was subsequently sold to Cardinal Scipione Borghese and now hangs in his palazzo (Galleria Borghese) where it shares space along with five other Caravaggios: Boy with a basket of fruit David with the head of Goliath (attributed to 1606) Young sick Bacchus Saint Jerome Writing and St John the Baptist in the Desert. While not his most successful arrangement it is an atypical representation of the Virgin for its time and must have been shocking to some contemporary viewers. The allegory at its core is simple. The Virgin with the aid of her son whom she holds tramples on a serpent the emblem of evil or original sin. Saint Anne whom the painting is intended to honor is a wrinkled old grandmother witnessing the event. Flimsy halos crown the upright the snake recoils in anti-halos. Both Mary and Jesus are barefoot Jesus is a fully naked uncircumcised child. All else is mainly shadow and the figures gain monumentality in the light.

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Oil Painting St Catherine Of Alexandria from Caravaggio - Michelangelo Merisi - Buy Hand Painted Oil Reproduction

Saint Catherine of Alexandria (c. 1598) is an oil painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio. It is part of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection of Madrid. Saint Catherine of Alexandria was a popular figure in Catholic iconography. She was of noble origins and dedicated herself as a Christian after having a vision. At the age of 18 she confronted the Roman Emperor Maximus (presumably this refers to Galerius Maximianus) debated his pagan philosophers and succeeded in converting many of them to Christianity. Imprisoned by the emperor she converted his empress and the leader of his armies. Maximus executed her converts (including the empress) and ordered that Catherine herself be put to death on a spiked wheel. The wheel reportedly shattered the moment Catherine touched it. Maximus then had her beheaded. She became patron saint of libraries and librarians as well as teachers archivists and all those associated with wisdom and teaching and all those whose livelihoods depended upon wheels. The year of her martyrdom was traditionally held to have been 305 (the year of a major persecution of Christians under Galerius) and her feastday was celebrated on 25 November. In 1969 the Church persuaded by the overwhelming opinion of historians that Catherine had probably never existed removed her from the calendar of saints by 2002 while the historians had not changed their minds the Church had and she was reinstated. Her qualities are supposed to be those of beauty fearlessness virginity and intelligence.

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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Oil Painting "Jupiter Neptune And Pluto" from Caravaggio - Michelangelo Merisi - Buy Hand Painted Oil Reproduction

Jupiter Neptune and Pluto (c. 1597) is a painting by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. It is located in the casino of the Villa Ludovisi Rome. It is unusually painted in oils on plaster. Oil painting is normally on canvas or less frequently on wood. According to an early biographer one of Caravaggio s aims was to discredit critics who claimed that he had no grasp of perspective. The three figures demonstrate the most dramatic foreshortening imaginable. They contradict claims that Caravaggio always painted from live models. The painting was done for Caravaggio s patron Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte and painted on the ceiling of the cardinal s garden villa at porta Pinciana where the cardinal dabbled in alchemy. Caravaggio has painted an allegory of the alchemical triad of Paracelsus: Jupiter stands for sulphur and air Neptune for mercury and water and Pluto for salt and earth. Each figure is identified by his beast: Jupiter by the eagle Neptune by the hippocamp and Pluto by the three-headed dog Cerberus. Jupiter is reaching out to move the celestial sphere in which the Sun revolves around the Earth. Galileo was a friend of Del Monte but had yet to make his mark on cosmology.

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Oil Painting "The Inspiration Of Saint Matthew" from Caravaggio - Michelangelo Merisi - Buy Hand Painted Oil Reproduction

The Inspiration of Saint Matthew (1602) is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio. Commissioned by the French Cardinal Matteo Contarelli the canvas hangs in Contarelli chapel altar in the church of the French congregation San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome Italy. It is one of three Caravaggio canvases in the chapel: hanging between the larger earlier canvases of The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and The Calling of Saint Matthew. This was not an easy commission for Caravaggio and at least two of the three paintings had to be either replaced or repainted to satisfy his patron the Cardinal Del Monte. It is instructive to compare the two versions of the latter painting to see how provocative and controversial Caravaggio was in his time. Unfortunately the first rejected version of this theme was destroyed in World War II and we only have black and white reproductions. In the first version the angel invades St Matthew s personal space and indulges in what appears more an erotic nudging than divine inspiration. The nubile angel intertwines with the old man apparently whispering inspiration into his ear. The rejected painting can be compared to the earlier Caravaggio canvas of the Rest on the Flight into Egypt.

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Oil Painting "Saint Francis in Meditation" from Caravaggio - Michelangelo Merisi - Buy Hand Painted Oil Reproduction

Saint Francis in Meditation (c. 1604/06 or 1607/10) is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio in the Museo Civico Cremona. This is one of two paintings of almost identical measurements showing Saint Francis of Assisi contemplating a skull (see Saint Francis in Prayer) - neither is documented and both are disputed although the dispute is as to whether they are originals or copies. The dating of both is highly uncertain although the cypress trunk behind this Saint Francis is very reminiscent of the tree behind the Corsini John the Baptist. St Francis was a popular subject during the Counter-Reformation when the Church stressed - at least officially - the virtues of poverty and the imitation of Christ.

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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Painting "The Sacrifice Of Isaac, 1601" from Caravaggio - Michelangelo Merisi - Buy Hand Painted Oil Reproduction

The Sacrifice of Isaac is the title of two paintings by the Italian master Caravaggio (1571–1610). The second Sacrifice of Isaac is housed in the Uffizi Gallery Florence. According to the early biographer Giovanni Bellori Caravaggio painted a version of this subject for Cardinal Maffeo Barberini the future Pope Urban VIII and a series of payments totalling one hundred scudi were made to the artist by Barberini between May 1603 and January 1604. Caravaggio had previously painted a Portrait of Maffeo Barberini which presumably pleased the cardinal enough for him to commission this second painting. Isaac has been identified as Cecco Boneri who appeared as Caravaggio s model in several other pictures. Recent X-ray analysis showed that Caravaggio used Cecco also for the angel and later modified the profile and the hair to hide the resemblance.

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