The Theatricality of Caravaggio

Like the Cathedra Petri (“Throne of Saint Peter“) by Bernini, which illuminates with opulence and glory a humble chair believed to have been used by the Prince of the Apostles, so does the light of God’s presence burst into a humble Roman tavern in Caravaggio’s “The Calling of Saint Matthew.” While Bernini’s light is richer …

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