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Church of St. Louis of the French

Church of St. Louis of the French

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"It is the French national church in Rome. It was built in the 16th century and is famous for its three large paintings by Caravaggio. The painting is in the last prayer room on the left. You can see clearly when you turn on the light with coins: the angel and St. Matthew, the martyrdom of St. Matthew, the call of St. Matthew, it describes the life of St. Matthew. The church is fairly easy to find, and no tickets are needed. It is closed on Thursday afternoon and all other times. Caravaggio's paintings are still worth seeing, very beautiful under the light! Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 1571-1610), a famous Italian painter from the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 17th century. His artistic career began after the deaths of the great masters of the Italian Renaissance. He is an outstanding realist painter in Italy. He once studied painting under the Milanese painter Pedecano, inherited the tradition of realist folk painting in northern Italy, and was influenced by the Venetian School. From 1593 to 1610 he was active in Rome, Napoli, Malta and Sicily. He is usually considered to belong to the Baroque school and has an important influence on the formation of the Baroque school. The Napoli School of Painting (also known as the Caravaggio School), headed by Caravaggio, emerged in Napoli in southern Italy. It was once influenced by Dutch paintings. It opposed the rigid dogma of the academics and exaggerated Baroque art. The vanity; pursue simplicity, freshness, and direct expression of nature; use simple, strong light and shade, rigorous and strong outlines, and unprecedented unpretentious style for the humanistic painting direction of the 15-16th century Renaissance The transformation of realist painting in the 17th century played a key and important role, and it had a profound influence on contemporary Spanish, French, Dutch and realist art thoughts in the 19th century. Angel and St. Matthew, one of St. Matthew’s knees is kneeling on an extremely unstable ottoman, and his face is facing the call of the angel St. Matthew who is dictating the Gospel. The light beam shining on St. Matthew’s face symbolizes God’s response to this The tacit revelation of a future disciple. On Christmas Eve, St. Matthew and his suffering workers counted the hard work they had earned for a year at his home. At this moment, Jesus brought his disciple Simon Peter to his home. After entering the door, Jesus stretched out his hand. Summon St. Matthew, ask St. Matthew to follow him and give him happiness. The people present were surprised and happy. The surprise came from the sky, and the joy came from suffering. The young workers who only count the money are attentively counting the hard work they have earned for a year, without paying attention to the presence of Jesus. Saint Matthew was martyred. The story in the picture is cruel and tragic. The regretful face looming from the darkness on the left is the author's self-portrait. The author in the painting witnessed this tragic scene."