The conversion of St Paul by Caravaggio

Apr 7th, 2015
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This is a discussion about the painting of "the conversion of St Paul" by carravagio in 1601. it focuses on the personal reflections, formal elements and how the culture of time can be integrated into contemporary American society.

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The conversion of St. PaulCompleted in 1601, Caravaggio's timeless piece is still relevant more than five centuries on. It depicts a determined and unapologetic Saul of Tarsus on his way to persecute the followers of the relatively new religion of Christianity in the Jewish dwellings of the Roman Empire. In the painting, Saul is shown lying helplessly on the ground, having toppled from his horse covering his face as a blinding light shines on his face. The artist, Caravaggio pays attention to detail, primarily focusing on the facial expressions to provide the viewer with intimate details of

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