Back in February 2017 I had the chance to “do as the Romans do” and spend one week in the Capital. If you are planning a trip to Rome, you can take a look at my Top 10 Things to do in Rome. One thing I did want to do was to see some great art and what better place to do it then in the Eternal City. There are many famous works of art in Rome and depending on your preferred artist, you can easily change this to Michelangelo hunting, Da Vinci Hunting and so on. I chose Caravaggio as I have a more macabre taste in art. Here are some works of Caravaggio in Rome.
Caravaggio (1571-1610) was probably the most influential painter after Michelangelo on Italian painting style as it transformed from the formal, neo-classical Renaissance into the more earthy, vibrant, and melodramatic baroque style. Caravaggio died, anonymously on a tavern table, of sunstroke after a walk on a brutally hot day. His body was tossed into the pile of a pauper’s pit grave at the edge of town. He was 38 years old.
Where to find?
Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Sick Bacchus (self portrait), David with the Head of Goliath (above), Saint Jerome Writing, Madonna and Child with St. Anne and Portrait of Pope Paolo V.
CHURCH OF SAN LUIGI DEI FRANCESI, CONTARELLI CHAPEL
The Calling of Saint Matthew (above), The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and the altar painting is The Inspiration of Saint Matthew.
THE CHURCH OF SANT’AGOSTINO, CAVALLETTI CHAPEL
The Madonna of Loreto
The Entombment of Christ
THE CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DEL POPOLO. CERASI CHAPEL
The Conversion on the Way to Damascus and The Crucifixion of Saint Peter
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, PALAZZO BARBERINI
Judith Beheading Holofernes
Gypsy Fortune-Teller, St. John the Baptist
St. John the Baptist
Galleria Doria Pamphilj
Mary Magdalene, Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Young St. John the Baptist