Beautiful painting ! Maria Magdalena, a woman who was mistakenly judged and to this day is mistakenly believed to be someone she is not, however she was one of the only people who stood by the side of someone she cared for through as he was being persecuted and thereafter.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian 1573-1610) Oil on canvas, Doria Pamphili Gallery, Rome Italy Caravaggio pushed his figures up against the picture plane and used dramatic lighting which gives his paintings a quality of immediacy. He portrayed realistic observations of the physical and emotional human state. These combined characteristics had a formative influence on Baroque painting.