Michelangelo Caravaggio Boy Bitten by a Lizard Art Print
ABOUT THIS PIECE
Michelangelo Caravaggio's Boy Bitten by a Lizard was created in 1594-95 and is in National Gallery London. The size of the work is 66 x 49,5 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
An effeminate youth recoils in pain as he is bitten by a lizard, which clings tenaciously to his finger. In the foreground is a magnificent still life of fruit, with a rose and sprig of jasmine in a glass vase. Look closely and you can see the reflection of a room in the curved surface of the vase. The painting may have an allegorical meaning, and possibly refers to the pain that can derive from love.
The Artist: Caravaggio (1571 - 1610) was an Italian painter active in Rome for most of his artistic life. His paintings combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, which had a formative influence on Baroque painting.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Art Movement: Baroque
Location and reference: National Gallery London
To create this canvas print, the image is printed directly onto an artist-grade canvas. Our Giclee Museum Quality Prints use inks resistant to fading and allow the tonalities and hues of the Original Painting. Finished with a suitable colored portion in addition to the size, this canvas print provides an artistic look with depth and texture.