Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Conversion on the Way to Damascus

In 1600, Michelangelo Caravaggio was commissioned to paint a picture of both Saint Paul and Saint Peter for the Santa Maria del Popolo. This painting depicts a scene from the bible of saint Paul had. In the Acts of the Apostles, when Saul the Pharisee was on the way to Damascus, he fell to the ground when he the voice of Christ say to him, "Saul, Saul,why do you persecute me?" which made him temporarily blind. Many assume that he fell off a horse. I well much liked this picture. Its absolutely beautiful and has a strong meaning behind it. The contrast in the picture gives an even even stronger meaning as it lightens the front as if we were in the eye of god looking in on what is going on.

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