Caravaggio - The Denial of Saint Peter

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Caravaggio - The Denial of Saint Peter

The Denial of Saint Peter
94x125cm oil/canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City:
Caravaggio’s late works depend for their dramatic effect on brightly lit areas standing in contrast to a dark background. The picture, a marvel of narrative, was painted in the last months of Caravaggio’s tempestuous life and marks an extreme stage in his revolutionary style. Peter is shown before a fireplace, when a woman accuses him of being a follower of Christ. The pointing finger of the soldier and two fingers of the woman allude to the three accusations and to Peter’s three denials. In 1613 the painting belonged to Guido Reni who received it from the engraver Luca Ciamberlano as compensation for debts.