Jonathan Lloyd HYMS: These paintings speak for themselves but I have asked a few questions for you to follow up if you wish.
Carvaggio – The dark knight of the Baroque, a superstar who was as controversial at the turn of the 16th century as he is now. Visit caravaggio.com. His pictures are as profound and unsettling as anything you will ever see.
2 pictures one young and healthy but with lots of bizarre detail the other older and very much sicker, but why?
Galleria Degli Uffizi, Florence – ITALY
Galleria Borghese, Rome – ITALY
David and Goliath
A shocking image and the severed head is the artist himself but why paint it and for whom?
|David with the Head of Goliath
Galleria Borghese, Rome – ITALYese, Rome – ITALY
Still life with a basket of fruit
Boring still life you might say but would you eat the fruit? What sort of person would paint this?
|Still Life with a Basket of Fruit
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan – ITALY
Taking of Christ
I knew that Derek Jarman had made a film about him but I first saw a Caravaggio on a wet Saturday afternoon in Dublin Art Gallery whilst on a weekend break. How did this image of religious conflict and betrayal became a minor player in the Irish troubles in the first half of the 20th century?
|Taking of Christ
National Gallery Of Ireland, Dublin – REPUBLIC OF