The beheading of St. John the Baptist (1608) - Caravaggio - Canvas Print

Size: 14"x10" (35x25cm)
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The Beheading of St. John the Baptist (1608) by Caravaggio is a powerful and intense painting that depicts the moment when John the Baptist is beheaded on the orders of King Herod. The work is known for its dramatic use of light and shadow, which creates a sense of darkness and violence. In the painting, we see Salome, the stepdaughter of King Herod, holding the severed head of John the Baptist in a silver platter. She is surrounded by three women who are mourning the tragic event. In the background, soldiers can be seen celebrating the death of St. John, while Herod himself is shown looking on with a mixture of guilt and regret. Caravaggio's masterful use of chiaroscuro (strong contrast between light and dark) in this painting serves to emphasize the brutality and cruelty of the scene. The darkness around Salome and her companions highlights their grief and despair, while the brightness shining on Herod and his soldiers suggests their callous disregard for human life. Overall, The Beheading of St. John the Baptist is a haunting and powerful work that showcases Caravaggio's ability to convey deep emotions through his use of light and shadow.

The beheading of St. John the Baptist (1608) - Caravaggio - Canvas Print

  • Premium Quality: Hand stretched over a 38mm pine gallery frame with premium 330gsm cotton canvas.
  • Advanced Finish: Lacquered with satin varnish for UV protection, ensuring vibrant and lasting color.
  • Archival Grade Inks: Printed with archival-grade inks to resist fading, maintaining the artwork's beauty for years.
  • Ready to Hang: Each canvas comes ready to hang right out the box, making installation effortless.
  • Perfect for Any Space: Ideal for homes, offices, or as a gift, our prints add a touch of elegance to any room.

Available Sizes: 14"x10" (35x25cm), 20"x14" (50x35cm), 26"x18" (66x45cm)


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