Fine Art/Caravaggio

Advertisement


Question
I have heard that several Caravaggio pintings are in fact self portraits, can you tell me which ones?

Thank You

Sarah

Answer
Caravaggio placed his own image in several of his paintings, most notably in "Baccchino Malato" which is an absolute self portrait in the role of Bacchus, He also modelled himself for his famous painting of Medusa in 1597.
The head of Goliath in the David with the head of Goliath painting of 1606 also depicts caravaggio himself, he uses himself as the head of john The Baptist in "Salome receives the head of St John The Baptist" painted in 1607.
Caravaggio can be seen in the background of "The Beheading of St John", "The Burial of St Lucy" an the "Resurrection of Lazurus".

I hope this goes some way to answering your interesting question, If I can be of any further assistance please don't hesitate to ask

Yours Sincerely

Gari Phillips

Fine Art

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Gari Phillips

Expertise

I have studied many aspects of art history but my main focus has been on Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods. My strengths lie in the work of Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael and Michealangelo.

Experience

I have spent years gathering and studying a large collection of books and documents relating to Italian art. I have also spent a large amount of time travelling to Florence, Rome and Venice to view specific paintings and sculptures.

Education/Credentials
I have no formal qualifications in art, It is quite simply a consuming passion and I consider myself to be extremely knowledgeable. I am educated to A level standard

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.