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The 13 Artworks of Caravaggio Michelangelo Merisi and created around 1600



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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 Crucifixion Of Saint PeterThe Crucifixion Of Saint PeterCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Crucifixion Of Saint Peter (Italian: Crocifissione di san Pietro; 1600) is painted for the Cerasi Chapel of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome. The painting depicts the martyrdom of St. Peter by crucifixion—Peter asked that his cross be inverted so as not to imitate his mentor, Christ, hence he is d...