Episode 259 – Caravaggio’s “Conversion of St. Paul”
February 6, 2024

The second painting that Caravaggio produced for the Cerasi Chapel in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome, Italy, depicts the dramatic conversion of St. Paul on the road to Damascus. While certainly inspired by Raphael’s and Michelangelo’s earlier interpretations of the same subject, Caravaggio has transformed St. Paul’s conversion into a deeply theatrical, spiritual, and intimate event.

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