Caravaggio"When there is no energy there is not color, no form and no life".
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio also known as Caravaggio was one of the most famous Italian artists active in Rome between 1593 and 1610. He was influencial through his own way of conceiving and reproducing light. His wonderful masterpieces are in three important churches in Rome. First in the National Church of France: San Luigi dei Francesi, with three works dedicated to the figure of St. Matthew: The Vocation of St. Matthew, a masterpiece depicting an episode in a tavern as unique event in the Roman sacred representation; Saint Matthew and the Angel, where the Saint is concentrated on writing his gospel and the Martyrdom of St. Matthew, which marks a turning point in the work of Caravaggio, where his representation of the drama opens to the great century of the Baroque. Second, in the Church of Sant’Agostino, there is the Madonna of Loreto, who appears to two pilgrims, kneeling in prayer, which is one of the most beautiful chapters narrated by Caravaggio. Finally in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo there is the conversion of St. Paul and the crucifixion of St. Peter whose compositions set the style of the power of plastic volumes which are illuminated in such a way that they seem to escape from the canvas.
Duration: 3 hours
Info: closing times of the churches 12,30 p.m./16,00 p.m.