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The 217 Artworks of Caravaggio Michelangelo Merisi

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - NarcissusNarcissusCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Narcissus is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio, painted circa 1597–1599. It is housed in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Rome. This is one of only two known Caravaggios on a theme from Classical mythology, although this reflects the accidents of survival rather than the his...

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Rome, Italy)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The MusiciansThe MusiciansCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Trained in Lombardy, Caravaggio moved in 1592 or 1593 to Rome, where he initially made his reputation with a number of realistic paintings of half-length figures. This picture dates from about 1595 and was painted for his first great patron, Cardinal Francesco del Monte. Although it was described by...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (United States)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Salome with the Head of St. John the BaptistSalome with the Head of St. John the BaptistCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist (London), c. 1607/1610, is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio (1571–1610) in the National Gallery, London. The painting was discovered in a private collection in 1959. The early Caravaggio biographer Giovanni Bellori, writing in 1672, mentions a Salo...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Ecce HomoEcce HomoCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

According to Giambatista Cardi, nephew of the Florentine artist Cigoli, Cardinal Massimo Massimi commissioned paintings on the theme of Ecce Homo from three artists, Cigoli, Caravaggio, and Domenico Passignano, without informing the artists of the multiple commissions. Cardi claimed the cardinal lik...

Palazzo Rosse (Italy)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Basket of FruitBasket of FruitCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)
46 x 64 cm, (1596)

Basket of Fruit (c.1599) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), which hangs in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Ambrosian Library), Milan. It shows a wicker basket perched on the edge of a ledge. The basket contains a selection of summer fruit: ... a goo...

Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Milan, Italy)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Taking of ChristTaking of ChristCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

There are seven figures in the painting: from left to right they are St John, Jesus, Judas, two soldiers, a man (a self-portrait of Caravaggio), and another soldier. They are standing, and only the upper three-quarters of their bodies are depicted. The figures are arrayed before a very dark backgrou...

National Gallery of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Calling of Saint MatthewThe Calling of Saint MatthewCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Calling of Saint Matthew is a masterpiece by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, depicting the moment at which Jesus Christ inspires Matthew to follow him. It was completed in 1599-1600 for the Contarelli Chapel in the church of the French congregation, San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome, where it re...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - St John The BaptistSt John The BaptistCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

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, ...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Jupiter, Neptune And PlutoJupiter, Neptune And PlutoCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

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 ...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Raising Of LazarusThe Raising Of LazarusCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Raising of Lazarus, c. 1609, in the Museo Regionale, Messina, is a painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610). In August 1608 Caravaggio fled from Malta, where he had been imprisoned for an unknown crime, and took refuge in Sicily with his friend, the artist Mario Minniti. Through Min...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The CardsharpsThe CardsharpsCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Cardsharps (painted around 1594) is a painting by the Italian Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The painting shows an expensively-dressed but unworldly boy playing cards with another boy. The second boy, a cardsharp, has extra cards tucked in his belt behind his back, out of sigh...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - MagdaleneMagdaleneCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Penitent Magdalene (also called Repentant Madalene) is a 16th century oil on canvas painting by Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio. The painting portrays a repentant Mary Magdalene, bowed over in penitent sorrow as she leaves behind her dissolute life, its trappings abandoned beside her. At the time...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Seven Acts Of MercyThe Seven Acts Of MercyCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Seven Acts Of Mercy (Italian: Sette opere di Misericordiais), also known as The Seven Acts of Mercy, is an oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio, circa 1607. It is housed in the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. Originally it was meant to be seven separate panels around the ...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - David, 1600David, 1600Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

David and Goliath (or David with the Head of Goliath or David Victorious over Goliath) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio (1571-1610). It was painted in about 1599, and is held in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. Two later versions of the same theme are currently to be seen in Kunsth...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Calling Of Saint MatthewThe Calling Of Saint MatthewCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

A masterpiece by Caravaggio, depicting the Calling of Matthew. It was completed in 1599-1600 for the Contarelli Chapel in the church of the French congregation, San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome. The painting depicts the story from the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 9:9): Jesus saw a man named Matthew at h...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Boy With A Basket Of FruitBoy With A Basket Of FruitCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Boy With A Basket Of Fruit (c.1593) is currently in the Galleria Borghese, Rome. At one level the painting is a genre piece designed to demonstrate the artist's ability to depict everything from the skin of the boy to the skin of a peach, from the folds of the robe to the weave of the basket. Also n...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Saint Jerome WritingSaint Jerome WritingCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Saint Jerome Writing is a painting by the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in 1607 or 1608, housed in the Oratory of St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta. It can be compared with Caravaggio's earlier version of the same subject in the Borghese Gallery in Rome. The coat of arms in ...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - MedusaMedusaCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) painted two versions of the Head of Medusa. The first in 1596 and the other presumably in 1597/8. The first version also known as Murtula, due to the poet who wrote about it (48x55 cm) is signed Michel A F, (Michel Angelo Fecit) and was found on the painter’s studio only after...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Martha And Mary MagdaleneMartha And Mary MagdaleneCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Martha and Mary Magdalene (c. 1598) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. It is in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Alternate titles include Martha Reproving Mary, The Conversion of the Magdalene. The painting shows the sisters Martha and Mary from the New Test...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Adoration Of The ShepherdsAdoration Of The ShepherdsCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Adoration of the Shepherds is a 1609, oil on canvaspainting by the Italian artist Caravaggio. This painting is now in the collection of the Museo Regionale, Messina.

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Martyrdom of Saint MatthewMartyrdom of Saint MatthewCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Caravaggio completed both Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and The Calling of Saint Matthew, his first two publicly commissioned works, for the Contarelli Chapel in Rome in 1600. This painting marks the exact time when the orthodox Mannerism gave way to Baroque emotionality, and immediately catapulted Car...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Tooth-DrawerThe Tooth-DrawerCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

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, ...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Martyrdom Of St UrsulaThe Martyrdom Of St UrsulaCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula (1610), is a painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610). It is owned by the Intesa Sanpaolo Bank. The holy Ursula, accompanied by eleven thousand virgins, was captured by the Huns. The eleven thousand virgins were slaughtered, but the king of the Huns was ove...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Judith Beheading HolofernesJudith Beheading HolofernesCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The deutero-canonical Book of Judith tells how Judith saved her people by seducing and killing Holofernes, the Assyrian general. Judith gets Holofernes drunk, then seizes his sword and decapitates him. Caravaggio choose the moment of greatest dramatic impact, the moment of the decapitation itself. T...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Saint Francis in PrayerSaint Francis in PrayerCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Saint Francis in Prayer (c. 1602-1604) is a painting from the Italian master Caravaggio, in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Rome. The painting is unrecorded and therefore difficult to date, or even to distinguish the original from later copies. John Gash (see references, below) identifies a ...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - St Francis In EcstasySt Francis In EcstasyCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy (or The Ecstasy of Saint Francis) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. It is held in the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. The painting was the first of Caravaggio's religious canvasses, and is thought to date fr...