The Calling of Saint Matthew (detail 3) 1599-1600 Oil Painting - Caravaggio

The Calling of Saint Matthew (detail 3) 1599-1600

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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "The Calling of Saint Matthew (detail 3) 1599-1600", originally brought to life by the talented Caravaggio. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to Caravaggio and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "The Calling of Saint Matthew" is a masterpiece by the Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, created between 1599 and 1600. This painting is one of Caravaggio's most celebrated works, showcasing his revolutionary use of chiaroscuro and his ability to convey complex human emotions and divine moments through realistic portrayals. The artwork is part of a series of paintings commissioned by the Contarelli Chapel in the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome, dedicated to the life of Saint Matthew.

    This particular painting captures the moment from the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 9:9), where Jesus Christ calls Matthew to follow him. Matthew, a tax collector, is depicted sitting at a table with other tax collectors. The scene is dramatically illuminated by a light source from outside the canvas, highlighting the figures and creating a stark contrast between light and shadow. This technique not only focuses the viewer's attention on the central figures of Jesus and Matthew but also adds a profound sense of realism and immediacy to the scene.

    Caravaggio's innovative approach to composition, lighting, and narrative in "The Calling of Saint Matthew" marked a significant departure from the idealized representations of religious subjects common during the Renaissance. Instead, Caravaggio chose to depict biblical figures in contemporary settings and attire, making the divine narrative accessible and relatable to the viewers of his time. This painting, with its emotional depth and technical mastery, exemplifies Caravaggio's impact on the Baroque period and his enduring influence on the course of Western art.

    The work is celebrated not only for its artistic qualities but also for its thematic exploration of conversion, redemption, and the divine intervention in the mundane world. "The Calling of Saint Matthew" continues to be studied and admired for its bold narrative approach, its dramatic use of light and shadow, and its profound influence on the development of Baroque art.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

  • Return & Refund

    We believe in the quality of our hand-painted oil painting reproductions, and your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 45-day return policy. You can return your artwork within 45 days of receipt and receive a full refund. Please note that the artwork must be returned in the original packaging and in the same condition as it was received.

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  • How similar are your oil painting reproductions to the original artworks?

    We pride ourselves on achieving a high level of accuracy in our reproductions. While it's nearly impossible to replicate an artwork 100%, our skilled artists ensure that our reproductions capture the essence, texture, and colors of the original as closely as possible.
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  • How should I display my oil painting reproduction to achieve the best effect?

    For the best visual impact, hang your painting at eye level in a well-lit area, preferably with indirect natural light or soft artificial lighting. Avoid direct sunlight and high humidity areas to protect the artwork.
  • Can I see a draft of the artwork before it's finished?

    Yes, we offer online proofing services. Once the initial draft is ready, we'll send you a preview. You can provide feedback, and our artists will make adjustments accordingly.
  • How do I clean and maintain my oil painting reproduction?

    Gently dust the painting with a soft brush or lint-free cloth. Avoid using chemicals or water. If the painting requires deeper cleaning, consult a professional.