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The Fortune Teller :: Caravaggio

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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

image: Public domain

Submitted by: marina51

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DragonFly   User Rating: 24  October 8, 2017

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]


User   User Rating: 400  August 20, 2018

In this work, Caravaggio depicts a moment of fortune-telling with a more skeptical mood - a young man who is guessing, listens condescendingly and distrustfully to a fortuneteller who, either because of this skepticism, or because she is really not entirely sincere, looks at him with caution, trying to catch his slightest emotion, to guess the thoughts. Mistrust shrouds this canvas, waiting for a dirty trick and deceit.


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