Thursday, October 1, 2015
This picture is oil on canvas and was created in 1608. The work is widely considered to be Caravaggio's masterpiece and according the professionals one of the most important works in Western Painting. This image shows John the Baptist being beheaded and his hand is going to be put on a golden platter. the women known as Herodias realizes the beheading has gone wrong, while a jailer issues instructions and the executioner draws his dagger to finish the beheading. This scence is not directly inspired by the Bible, but rather by a tale related to the Golden legend. it is his only work which bears his name. Which is placed in red spilling from John the Baptists cut throat.