Episode 254 – Caravaggio’s “Martyrdom of St. Matthew”
February 6, 2024

The first of three paintings that Caravaggio painted for the Contarelli Chapel in the official French church of Rome, San Luigi dei Francesi, the “Martyrdom of St. Matthew” was the artist’s first large scale painting.  It depicts the assassination of the saint and evangelist at high mass in a dramatic fashion that only Caravaggio could invent.


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