The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio was created in 1599. The painting is in Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi, Contarelli Chapel. The size of the work is 323 x 343 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
About the Artist: Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was born in Milan. During the final four years of his life he moved between Naples, Malta, and Sicily until his death. His paintings have been characterized by art critics as combining 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. Caravaggio employed close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro that came to be known as tenebrism… Read more