You will discover all the places where are preserved masterpieces of Caravaggio. Admire beautiful paintings, discover magnificent churches and the most interesting anecdotes about life troubled of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Caravaggio).
While most of the other Italian artists of his time followed the conventions of Mannerist painting, Caravaggio painted stories of the Bible and the visceral and often bloody dramas. It has staged events of a sacred distant as if they were held today, often working from live models that he painted in a suit resolutely modern past. In his table, it accentuates poverty and the humanity of Christ and his disciples, the Apostles, saints and martyrs, with the emphasis on their clothes ragged and their dirty feet. He also has a very original form of chiaroscuro, using extreme contrasts of light and dark to highlight the details of gesture or facial expression.
This experience offers an emotional journey and intense in the soul and spirit of man, she will reveal the full impact of art in life and life in art. Start your tour with a visit to the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, where you can admire two works by Caravaggio: the conversion of Saint Paul on the road to Damascus and the crucifixion of St. Peter.
Head to your next destination, the Church of San Luigi dei French, located between the Pantheon and Navona square: admire paintings representative of the stories of the life of St Matthew, housed in the famous Contarelli Chapel. Complete your experience in the Church of St. Augustine, one of the most important of the Italian Renaissance, which houses the beautiful our Lady of Loreto.
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