#28

The Musicians

Qr Code

original title

The Musicians or Concert of Youths

The artwork

date

1597

details

Oil, canvas

Baroque, Tenebrism
Painting
92.1 cm x 118.4 cm

Links

The artist

Caravaggio

September 29, 1571

Italian

Where to see it

The Metropolitan Museum of Art​

"I am always learning."
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Why we love it

Caravaggio is considered the first great representative of the baroque school of painting, he was a revolutionary painter, a rebellious artist, with a wild and transgressive lifestyle for his time, a restless person, a genius misunderstood for being a great narrator of biblical themes that he reinterpreted with same realism with which he lived his dangerous life full of daily fights.

It is surprising how such an intense life make Los Musicos an allegory of music and love, where according to studies, the artist does not resist appearing playing the character who plays the cornetto.

He died alone, poor and weak, and 400 years later, he reached the top 10 of the greatest artists in history.

This is just our small contribution, your curiosity can do the rest.
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