"The Calling of Matthew portrays Jesus calling Levi the tax collector, to join his apostles (Mark 2:14). Levi sitting at the table, counting gold coins for the boy on the left, surrounded by young men dressed in plumed hat and velvet doublets, and satin shirts almost hidden behind a hidden apostle Peter, on the right, lean face of Jesus point sharply Levy, a gesture that is repeated surprised response from the tax collectors pointing to himself.
Von Roman tavern; window - a symbol of centuries of revelation - whose windows are oiled paper to standard universal use of glass; it is only visible object background. Publican Matthew sits for user '(Matthew 9:9) with three gaudily-dressed young men on the rough table that displays coins, figures and objects are painted in a hard, firm style, which seems to deny the very existence of the Venetian colorism. Suddenly, Jesus appears in the law, saying: "Follow me." His figure is almost hidden, that of Peter, Christ shows his face and right arm, lit by strong light from the indefinite source in the upper right corner.
Michelangelo Merisi, known primarily as a Caravaggio after his hometown in Lombardy, was born in 1571. Lombard artists were well known in favor of realistic art and still life, which was unusual at the time. When Caravaggio arrived in Rome at the end of 1592, he implemented this traditional view of Lombard through its specialization in painting fruit and vegetables. His first commission came from a "narrow range of sophisticated patrons Roman (Stokstad 757)." His models were often "low life", such as fortune-tellers, cardsharps, and street boys dressed as musicians or mythological figures like Bacchus.
After 1600, Caravaggio's commissions were mostly religious, where he continued to use these models to the streets. Sometimes, patrons would have refused to accept his "powerful, sometimes violent (Stokstad, 757), naturalistic paintings, because they were unfit for the dignity of the subject (Stokstad, 757).
Painting Caravaggio, The Calling of Matthew, has been criticized on occasion for his portrayal of Jesus. "[Calling Matthew] depicts Jesus calling Levi the tax collector, to join his apostles (Mark 2:14). Levi sitting at the table, counting gold coins for the boy on the left, surrounded by young men dressed in feathered hats, velvet doublets, and satin shirt. almost hidden behind the hidden apprentice of Peter, on the ...