Michelangelo Caravaggio Martha and Mary Magdalene Art Print
ABOUT THIS PIECE
Michelangelo Caravaggio's Martha and Mary Magdalene was created in 1598 and is in Detroit Institute of Arts. The size of the work is 100 x 134,5 cm and is made of oil and tempera on canvas.
In the sixteenth century a new emphasis was placed on Mary Magdalen's role as a converted sinner. Caravaggio depicts Mary's sister Martha, dressed modestly, reproaching her sister for her wayward conduct and enumerating on her fingers the miracles of Christ. This exact moment of the conversion was obviously a tremendous challenge for the painter because the change is spiritual rather than physical. Caravaggio's solution was to manipulate the light that illuminates the Magdalen, giving her an unearthly glow. The mirror, a traditional Image of vanity, now reflects the light of divine revelation.
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: Detroit Institute of Arts
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.