Caravaggio’s Last Two Paintings at The Met Fifth Avenue
The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, Caravaggio’s (1571–1610) last painting, is on exceptional loan from the Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in Naples and presented with The Met’s The Denial of Saint Peter, also created by the artist in the last months of his life. Commissioned by the Genoese patrician Marcantonio Doria two months before the artist’s death in July 1610, Caravaggio painted The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula in an unprecedented minimalist style; its interpretation of the tragic event that is its subject, combined with the abbreviated manner of painting, has only one parallel: The Denial of Saint Peter.
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.
April 11, 2017End Date
July 9, 2017Hours
10:00 AM - 05:30 PMAddress
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028Event Type