Caravaggio and The Conversion of St. Paul

One of the best Caravaggio paintings, The Conversion of St. Paul is one of 250 famous paintings featured in Masterpiece Cards.  These art history flashcards reproduce and explain leading Renaissance paintings through Pop paintings, providing a survey of the history of art.

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Caravaggio. The Conversion of St. Paul.  Oil on canvas, circa 1601.  7'6" x 5'7".  Cerasi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome.

 

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Laurie Schneider Adams, Art Across Time, 2nd Edition (New York: McGraw Hill, 2002).  Pages 675, 677.