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The Musicians

circa 1595

Why is it canonical?

This painting is more relevant to the canon because of its reception (and reception of other similar works by Caravaggio). Tastes by this time had become more conservative, so subject matter such as the homoerotic implications of this painting was less in demand and even shunned. Caravaggio himself was famously tempestuous, and even spent most of his life on the run after killing a friend in a duel.

Creators

Caravaggio

Locations

Rome Italy

Periods

Baroque

Media

Painting Oil

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