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Salomè con la testa del Battista (c.1609-1610)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Salomè con la testa del Battista (Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist) c.1609–1610 Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 106.7 cm National Gallery, London The story of the death of Saint John the Baptist is related in the Gospel…

Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (c.1598-1599)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (Saint Catherine of Alexandria) c.1598–1599 Oil on canvas, 173 x 133 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid   This painting was almost certainly commissioned in Rome by Caravaggio’s first patron, Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte. Captured in a strikingly…

Giuditta e Oloferne (c. 1599)

Caravaggio (1571-1610) Giuditta e Oloferne (Judith Beheading Holofernes) c.1599 Oil on canvas, 145 x 195 cm Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Palazzo Barberini, Roma See also: • Melandroni, Fillide (1581-1618)