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Contarelli Chapel

1599 - 1602

Why is it canonical?

The Contarelli Chapel is the earliest public commission of Caravaggio, known as the greatest Italian Baroque painter. The chapel itself contains three major oil painting depicting biblical themes. As in Baroque generally, it depicts figures realistically, rather than the idealism or distortion of earlier periods.

Creators

Caravaggio

Periods

Baroque

Media

Painting Oil

Images and Videos

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The Calling of St. Matthew

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Contarelli Chapel

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