Caravaggio. Various.

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 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

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