In addition, they thought that this Matthew did not match the other two paintings that Caravaggio had already done. Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. In it, an angel whispers reminders and helpful tips to Matthew as he writes his Gospel. When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting. Saint Matthew and the Angel (1602) is a painting from the Italian master Caravaggio (1571–1610), completed for the Contarelli Chapel in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome. © 2017 . Matthew and the Angel.” Caravaggio. If you have another image of St. Matthew and the Angel 1602 Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled. Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube However, the church was not pleased with the statue and Caravaggio was re-hired to do another piece as the center for the altar, to show Saint Matthew writing the Gospel under the guidance of an angel. The church rejected Caravaggio's irreverent presentation of the saint, and Caravaggio replaced it with a more glorifying image, The Inspiration of Saint Matthew, which remains in the Chapel today. 1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. Saint Matthew and the Angel was created as a commission for the Contarelli Chapel. Hand crafted means unique to every owner. Given the widespread demand for art in the Catholic Church at the time, Caravaggio frequently depicted biblical subjects for his clients. Saint Matthew and the Angel is an interesting work in Caravaggio's canon because it is known only by its reproductions, having been destroyed by a fire in Berlin at the end of the Second World War (1945). Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is. He painted both Matthew and the angel in true to life poses with a dramatic contrast between the light in the foreground and darkness enveloping the background. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available. Caravaggio was known for painting very realistically, using models instead of standard convention and idealization. We can paint any painting in any size, even if it's not listed on our website. This work, by a pillar of the Baroque movement, might have provided new information about the artist and patron. with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars. (b. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Unlike the lateral canvases, it is visible from all points in the chapel, a … This is a part of the Wikipedia article used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). St Matthew and the Angel 1602 Oil on canvas, 232 x 183 cm Formerly Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum, Berlin: The picture shows the first version of the St Matthew and the Angel, executed for the Contarelli Chapel in the San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome. Caravaggio’s Saint Matthew and the Angel embodies his mastery of creating tangible relationships with the divine. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube. Saint Matthew and the Angel (1602) was painted at the height of Caravaggio's career in Rome, off of the renown received from his Contrarelli Chapel commission as a further work for that Church. Cardinal Del Monte played a major part in orchestrating the decoration of its interior, and was the one who suggested Caravaggio as the painter of the scenes of Saint Matthew’s life. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry. Your cart is empty. use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service, Each canvas reproduction may vary slightly in brush details due to the nature of being hand painted, so no two paintings are the same. His angel has the greatest difficulty in leading his untrained hand to put the word of God into letters, which are far too big. Note we are only able to ship framed paintings up to a certain size. With funds left for its building left in 1585, it was completed in 1600. His first portrayal of this piece was rejected. 1571, Caravaggio, d. 1610, Porto Ercole). We only use the highest quality oil paint and finest available canvas. The full text of the article is here →, {{$parent.$parent.validationModel['duplicate']}},, 1-{{getCurrentCount()}} out of {{getTotalCount()}}, For those customers who appreciate quality and want to own an artist's work as it was meant to be enjoyed we are here for you.