Description of the painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio "Narcissus"

Description of the painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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Caravaggio's real name is Michelangelo Merisi. He received his nickname because of the place in which he was born - Caravaggio, located near Milan. He worked as a bricklayer, but he was attracted by a love of creativity, art. He studied art from people who painted murals, helping them mix paints. Since he is self-taught, the artist does not know the styles, and creates his own, not previously open style. His energy for life is also given out in pictures.

At that time, the erotic poem “Adonis” went from hand to hand, when the restless artist met her, he decided to portray this young man. He bent over a stream to drink water, seeing his reflection he falls in love with himself with such force that interest in the whole environment is lost. He looks in surprise at his reflection, as if seeing him for the first time, he is fascinated and surprised.

This feeling does not bring him either happiness or a sense of contentment. According to legend, after death, a young man transforms into a delicate flower, named after him. Thus, a woman who became unhappy from unrequited love, begging him, begged the goddess Nemesis to punish the proud man.

Caravaggio in his picture divides the world into two parts, the real and the mirror, which helps to understand and see all the things around us as deeply as possible. Looking at events, as usual, we don’t notice much that becomes visible in an inverted state. It is this view that helps to deeper see and understand some of the features of things.

The artist shows the tension of the hero, his inner dissatisfaction with the state of affairs. The main advantage of the canvas is the contemplation of an inverted position, which, as it turned out, puts everything in its place in the relationship between the creator and his creation. This work shows the non-traditional view of the artist on the real situation.

Madonna With Baby Rafael Santi

Watch the video: Caravaggio, Narciso Narcissus, Galleria Nazionale dArte Antica, Palazzo Barberini manortiz (May 2022).


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