Category: Portrait Traditional Art
Posted: June 7, 2019

portrait of caravaggio

Sick Young Bacchus

by Neilnap773

Traditional Artwork of the Month Contest Entry 
This is an 8 month study in oils on a 60 x 40cm linen canvas that I completed in June 2018 ,solely using Caravaggios palette of colours including Vermillion, Veridian, Ultramarine Blue, Naples Yellow, Indian Red, Ivory Black ,Titanium White,Burnt Umber and Yellow Ochre and a small amount of chalk dust mixed in the medium to achieve a transparent look in certain light areas (shoulder) just as Caravaggio did himself.The paints used are Michael Harding paints ,certainly my favourite to date.
This is my first attempt at Classical painting and I found it most enjoyable and indeed therapeutic...

I used a poster image taken from the Original Painting via the Edinburgh Artelier School of Art

Michelangelo Merisi (Michele Angelo Merigi or Amerighi) da Caravaggio 28 September 1571 ? 18 July 1610) was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily from the early 1590s to 1610. His paintings combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, which had a formative influence on Baroque painting.
The Young Sick Bacchus also known as the Sick Bacchus or the Self-Portrait as Bacchus, is an early self-portrait by the Baroque artist Caravaggio, dated between 1593 and 1594. It now hangs in the Galleria Borghese in Rome. According to Caravaggio's first biographer, Giovanni Baglione, it was a cabinet piece painted by the artist using a mirror.

Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None A study in oils commenced in October 2018 and completed June 6th 2019

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