Medusa

Author:     Painted in: 1570/1610    Framework: Oil on wood covered with canvas, diam.55    Located in: The Caravaggio Room
Medusa - Michelangelo Merisi called Caravaggio (Oil on wood covered with canvas, diam.55)

Commissioned from the artist by Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte and presented as a gift to Ferdinando I de' Medici. In the Medici Armoury at the Uffizi since 1631.

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Born Michelangelo Merisi, the painter took the name of his birthplace, Caravaggio, a town in Lombardy, Italy. As one of the most puzzled and tumultuous lives of art, Caravaggio produced work both...Read more