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Caravaggio (1571-1610) Medusa

Oil on canvas mounted on wood, 1598-1599 (60 x 55 cm)( 23,6 x 21,6 inch )

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

image: Public domain

Submitted by: marina51

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DragonFly   User Rating: 24  October 11, 2017

14. The Medusa is depicted at the moment when, in the reflection of the shield of Perseus, her head has flown to the ground. And unlike the early interpretations, she is represented like an ordinary woman, not like a monster. She has the regular features, an attractive eye shape, and if it were not for the horrible horror of her face, there would not be anything forbidden in her appearance. The head of Medusa is made by Caravaggio with realistic graphics.


lucky95   User Rating: 491  November 29, 2019

Tags: jellyfish, portrait of a woman, snakes, open mouth, teeth, dark background, scary look, blood, severed head


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