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Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio [Museum Quality Fine Art Prints]

Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio [Museum Quality Fine Art Prints]

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Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio [Museum Quality Fine Art Prints]

Boy Bitten by a Lizard (Italian: Ragazzo morso da un ramarro) is a painting by the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio. It exists in two forms, both accepted to be authentic works of Caravaggio, one in the Fondazione Roberto Longhi in Florence, the other in the National Gallery, London. As with all of Caravaggio's early yield, much remains conjectural, and the personality of the model has been debated.

The articles on the table are palpable under natural light which, nonetheless, casts no shadow on the background. The figment is as alluring as the boy himself. He offers wine as well as himself as well: his right-hand plays with his sash, which barely holds his drapery together. The image is a sort of imposture: the posture and outfit, the affected haircut, culled eyebrows, stout hand, and full hairless body are betrayed by the shockingly muscular arm and the dreary provocative articulation.

The famous painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

The affected posture may have been the inevitable consequence of the analysis Caravaggio appears to have been undertaking here: watching and recording acute feelings – shock and fear – in a situation where the real shock was inconceivable and where the posture had to be held for a considerable period. Pundits of Caravaggio's emphasis on painting just from life would later call attention to this limitation of his strategy: it fits marvelously realistic (if theatrical) static organizations, yet not to scenes including development and brutality. It would possibly be in his late period when he appears to have worked more from imagination, that Caravaggio would have the option to totally beat this issue. By and by, Boy Bitten by a Lizard is an important work in the artist's early oeuvre absolutely because it shows a way out from the airless stillness of early works, for example, Boy Peeling a Fruit and Sick Bacchus, and even the suggested savagery however actual stasis of pieces, for example, Cardsharps.

Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio | Canvas Fine Arts

Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio

Reproduction Of Fine Art Prints On Canvas

Our fine art prints are just the way to add that beautiful finishing touch to a room! Printed on archival quality paper and a perfect matte finish for framing.

• Printed on Breathing Color Pura Smooth paper (archival quality)
• 300gsm weight
• Matte finish, no surface glare
• Printed by an 11 colour Epson printer using Epson Ultrachrome HDX inks
• Inks are museum quality and feature print permanence ratings of up to 200 years
• Resistant to humidity, UV and atmospheric ozone

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