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Volume 2: Caravaggio and His St. Matthew Paintings with Dr. Sara Magister

Volume 2: Caravaggio and His St. Matthew Paintings with Dr. Sara Magister


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Early Baroque painter, Michelangelo Merisi (1573-1610), better known as Caravaggio, left an indelible mark on the world of art - especially in Rome, which fortunately contains a large selection of his works. In this conversation, we'll discuss the life of the Caravaggio, how he got from Milan to Rome, and the subsequent creation of his St. Matthew series.
We'll virtually explore the Church of St. Louis of the French in Rome, which contains three of Caravaggio's paintings. We'll discuss in depth the three canvases (The Calling of Saint Matthew, The Inspiration of Saint Matthew and the Martyrdom of Saint Matthew) which detail the life of said Saint and are found in the Church of St. Louis of the French. We'll also spend some time discussing the deeper meaning in the artworks, looking beyond standard interpretations of the canvases. We'll evaluate the reasons why these pieces are so engaging for modern audiences.
Led by art historian, professor, and published Caravaggio author Sara Magister, this interactive discussion will unpick Caravaggio's St. Matthew's paintings. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a better understanding of this formidable figure and the importance of his works still today.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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Doris Northrup (Washington, US)
Very good

Very in-depth and well-presented

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Carole

Anyone interested in the works of Caravaggio would learn a lot from this

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SUSAN

Very knowledgeable presenters

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Susan

I've taken many art history classes, in person and online (including from the Barnes Foundation, which has an excellent curriculum), but this was a single best class I've taken. The insight into how the perspective changes when viewing the painting head on versus from an angle (as intended) was fascinating. Loved it!

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David

Expertise. Creativity. Originality. Respect for audience.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
75%
(12)
13%
(2)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
6%
(1)
D
Doris Northrup (Washington, US)
Very good

Very in-depth and well-presented

C
Carole

Anyone interested in the works of Caravaggio would learn a lot from this

S
SUSAN

Very knowledgeable presenters

S
Susan

I've taken many art history classes, in person and online (including from the Barnes Foundation, which has an excellent curriculum), but this was a single best class I've taken. The insight into how the perspective changes when viewing the painting head on versus from an angle (as intended) was fascinating. Loved it!

D
David

Expertise. Creativity. Originality. Respect for audience.