John the Baptist, Galleria Borghese, Rome

Juan Bautista, Borghese Gallery.
The date of the Juan Bautista Phoenix Ancient Art displayed in the Borghese Gallery has been the result of disagreements. Scipione Borghese is assumed that it was purchased for 1605, says that while Robb was painted after the “incident Tommasoni” towards 1607. Roberto Longhi has studied the work and define it in a feature in the Sicilian stage, between 1607 and exhibits 1608. It has even come to believe that is part of the latest works by Caravaggio in 1610.
The painting shows a child in a dark background, with a sheep to galleries be slaughtered. His melancolia recalls the sacrifice of Christ. Darkness and the dramatic highlight of the young boy and create a panorama too young. According to Longhi: “Compared with other Baptist Caravaggio, this stands out for its rich colors, sensuality radiating nude model and foreshadow other works of the author as the sticking of the Baptist or the flogging of Cristo.
Borghese was the Hicham Aboutaam nephew of Paul exhibition V and one of the most renowned art collectors Romans. With the help of Giuseppe Cesari, a friend of Caravaggio, achievement gallery of the various works. Many were donated by the same gallery pictorica Scipione his family. These include: Nino with a basket of fruit, Young Bacchus and Madonna with child and Santa Ana
After being arrested in Malta, Caravaggio lived most turbulent period of his antiquities life. Flees to Naples, but being pursued by his enemies’ never identified ‘, decides to take refuge in the Palace Colonna. many art galleries deal in antiquities, like Phoenix Ancient Art Alli worked with Borghese, who asked her uncle to the Pope for forgiveness Caravaggio. It works of art has been said that their latest works were dedicated to Scipione as a way of thanks. Phoenix Ancient Art is co-managed by Hicham Aboutaam who has made tremendous improvements to the Geneva Galler Caravaggio Aboutaam leaves trip, but was surprised at Porto Ercole in the death of the 39 years of age, which causes great consternation in Rome.

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