The famous cycle of paintings by Caravaggio, dedicated to St. Matthew, is online with Haltadefinizione
The three paintings dedicated to Saint Matthew and the Angel, theMartyrdom of Saint Matthewand the Calling of Saint Matthew are now online on our website, in Gigapixel resolution, for scholars and art lovers.
The masterpieces by Caravaggio enrich today our image bank in which many masterpiece can already be seen in ultra-high definition thanks to our online viewer. The Church of St. Louis of the French, in Rome, houses many pieces of art, but it is world-renowned because of the Contarelli Chapel: at the end of the left aisle, the Chapel is some kind of treasure chest, holding the three canvases dedicated to St. Matthew.
Painted between 1599 and 1602, hung from left to right these paintings follow a precise pattern narrating the history of St. Matthew: the Calling on the left, then the Saint with the Angel and, on the right, his Martyrdom. This was the first important public commission obtained by Caravaggio who for the first time had to paint huge size canvases.
Even though the artist had a very short timespan, the outcome was surprising. The whole cycle is based on chiaroscuro and a peculiar perspective applied to scenes, characteristics that made the Contarelli Chapel a unique gem in 17th-century Rome.
Thanks to Haltadefinizione’s technologies, the three masterpieces belonging to the Pieux Établissements de la France à Rome et à Lorette (Pious Establishments of France in Rome and Loreto) can now be seen as no one has ever had the chance to!
Capture even the slightest details to use in your exclusive publications. Ultra high definition images can take us where the human eye has never gone before. They become essential for large format art books made for students and art lovers.
Come face to face with the great works.Our printed reproductions are made at full size, or 1:1 scale. With ultra high definition scanning in gigapixel format, color reproduction is true and every minute detail is visible just as on the original object.