Caravaggio set of 5 ceramic tiles with easelback

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Article nr
ST008CET
Special Price €96.25 Regular Price €175.00
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Set of 5 ceramic tiles with easelback

Normal price: € 175,00
Discount: 45% = € 78,75
Studio outlet price: € 96,25

The high gloss ceramic tile has a size of 20 x 15 cm. It comes with an easelback so that you can hang it on your wall or place it on a flat service.

This set of 5 tiles consists of the following artworks by Caravaggio:
Narcissus
Young Sick Bacchus
Boy bitten by a Lizard
Amor Victorious
Boy with a Basket of Fruit

For reproductions of Caravaggio's artworks on ceramic tile murals or canvas click here.

Caravaggio was known for his dramatic use of chiaroscuro, which is a strong contrast between light and dark. He was said to have "put the oscuro [shadows] into chiaroscuro”, darkening the shadows and intensifying the light. It made the paintings more three-dimensional, creating space and emphasising form, and also added some dramatic flair. He was also a master in distilling the most striking moment in a certain scene, resulting in expressive and emotive paintings. Caravaggio worked very fast and intuitive, he did not make studies or drawings beforehand, but worked directly on the canvas. This fits his realistic way of painting: he gives you life as it is, capturing the moment. His way of painting lead to an artistic movement whose followers were called the ‘Caravaggisti’. There was even a separate movement of Dutch painters active in Utrecht, ‘Utrecht Caravaggism’, who later inspired painters like Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer.