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Caravaggio (1571-1610) The Fortune Teller

Oil on canvas, 1596 (115 x 150 cm)( 45,3 x 59 inch ) Musei Capitolini, Rome

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 03.04.2010



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2. Caravaggio drew his "Fortune-Teller" on the controversy. This beautiful picture, on which a young gentleman is fortune telled by a woman in a turban, was born as an argument in the controversy of temperamental Italians about the correlation of the ideal and reality in art. A fashion suit, sitting well on a young man,tells the viewer about his narcissism, and the fortune-teller wants to steal his rings while she would tell him a fortune. So Caravaggio immortalized the image of the Byzantine Gypsy [Expand]


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