Boy bitten by a Lizard

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
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This reproduction on canvas of Boy bitten by a Lizard by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.
This reproduction on canvas of Boy bitten by a Lizard by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

Gallery wrap 2 cm: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft our Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction with a 2 cm Gallery wrap. This Giclée canvas print of Boy bitten by a Lizard by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is stretched by hand on two centimetres thick wooden stretcher bars. The term "gallery wrap" refers to an image that appears on the sides of the stretcher bars as well as the front.
This reproduction on canvas of Boy bitten by a Lizard by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

Gallery wrap 4.5 cm: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft our Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction with a 4.5 cm Gallery wrap. This Giclée canvas print of Boy bitten by a Lizard by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is stretched by hand on 4.5 centimetres thick wooden stretcher bars. The term "gallery wrap" refers to an image that appears on the sides of the stretcher bars as well as the front. This canvas hangs strong and bold on your wall and does not need a frame.
This reproduction on canvas of Boy bitten by a Lizard by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

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Boy bitten by a Lizard

This reproduction on canvas of Boy bitten by a Lizard by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting. 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.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Boy bitten by a Lizard c. 1596, Oil on canvas, 66x49,5cm.