Boy bitten by a Lizard

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
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Boy bitten by a Lizard by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio on ceramic tiles is handcrafted in our Amsterdam studio.

These decorative ceramic tiles are mounted on painted MDF board. Complete with a hanging system, ready to hang on your wall.

We also deliver our tile tableaus in loose tiles so you or your tiler can place them directly on the wall in your living room, bathroom or as a splashback in your kitchen. Click here to browse our custom tile mural page for inspiration and all you need to know about our tile murals.


About the original:
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Boy bitten by a Lizard c. 1596, Oil on Canvas, 66 x 49,5 cm.
This ceramic tile tableau has a total size of 32.4x43.2 cm and consists 12 tiles of 11x11 cm.

These decorative ceramic tiles are mounted on painted MDF board. This tableau has a hanging device on the back for quick and easy hanging in your home interior or office.

We also deliver our tile tableaus in loose tiles so you or your tiler can place them directly on the wall in your living room, bathroom or as a splashback in your kitchen. Click here to browse our custom tile mural page for inspiration and all you need to know about our tile murals.

This ceramic tile tableau has a total size of 45.6x60.8 cm and consists 12 tiles of 15x15 cm.

These decorative ceramic tiles are mounted on painted MDF board. This tableau has a custom-made French cleat hanging system on the back for quick and easy hanging in your home interior or office.

We also deliver our tile tableaus in loose tiles so you or your tiler can place them directly on the wall in your living room, bathroom or as a splashback in your kitchen. Click here to browse our custom tile mural page for inspiration and all you need to know about our tile murals.

This ceramic tile tableau has a total size of 60.8x76 cm and consists 20 tiles of 15x15 cm.

These decorative ceramic tiles are mounted on painted MDF board. This tableau has a custom-made French cleat hanging system on the back for quick and easy hanging in your home interior or office.

We also deliver our tile tableaus in loose tiles so you or your tiler can place them directly on the wall in your living room, bathroom or as a splashback in your kitchen. Click here to browse our custom tile mural page for inspiration and all you need to know about our tile murals.

This ceramic tile tableau has a total size of 76x106.4 cm and consists 35 tiles of 15x15 cm.

These decorative ceramic tiles are mounted on painted MDF board. This tableau has a custom-made French cleat hanging system on the back for quick and easy hanging in your home interior or office.

We also deliver our tile tableaus in loose tiles so you or your tiler can place them directly on the wall in your living room, bathroom or as a splashback in your kitchen. Click here to browse our custom tile mural page for inspiration and all you need to know about our tile murals.

Other work from Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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About the original artwork
Boy bitten by a Lizard

Boy Bitten by a Lizard is one of the earlier paintings by Caravaggio, painted around 1593. It exists in two versions, one in the Fondazione Roberto Longhi in Florence and the other in the National Gallery, London. It shows an effeminate boy, dressed quite decadently, who has just been bitten by a lizard. Painting the dramatic high-point of an action is something Caravaggio does masterly throughout his carrier and Boy Bitten by a Lizard is one of the first examples.

The boys response is further emphasised by the light focused on his face, bare shoulder and hand. The bite could be seen as a punishment for giving in to temptation. The sensual pose of the boy and the use of the flowers jasmine and rose, could indicate a sexual indiscretion by the boy. It could also be linked to Adam and Eve, who were also tempted by fruit. The dramatics in the painting are countered by the precise and delicate portrayal of the vase, the flowers and the fruit.

Michaelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 1571 – 1610, Boy bitten by a Lizard, c. 1596, Oil on canvas, 66 x 49,5 cm


Care for your product

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