Caravaggio - David and Goliath 1600

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Caravaggio - David and Goliath 1600

David and Goliath 1600
110x91cm oil/canvas
Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From Museo del Prado, Madrid:
The Bible story (Samuel 1:17) depicted here corresponds to the moment when, as a young shepherd, David kills Goliath, the giant, with his sling and cuts off his head to triumphantly exhibit it. The episode of tying the giant’s tresses to reveal his head has no iconographic precedent and is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible, making this work yet another example of Caravaggio’s originality and independence.