Saturday, February 12, 2011

In Cairo with Caravaggio

Above, a group of young men in Tahrir Square, by Moises Saman for The New York Times.

Below, "The Taking of Christ" (c. 1602) by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, at the National Gallery of Ireland.


Dominic Rivron said...

Formal echoes apart, it really makes you think what a huge influence Caravaggio has been on our whole idea of what makes a good image.

Bella Stander said...

Excellent point! He certainly has, which is why his work and that of his followers (e.g. Rembrandt) remains fresh and modern-looking.