By Felix Witting
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Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica di Palazzo Barberini, Rome. qxp 12/9/2011 2:47 PM The Taking of Christ, 1602. 5 cm. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. qxp 12/9/2011 2:47 PM Page 47 their demonic effect; this was the “light from above”48, which in reality resulted from the increasing use of lateral lighting in Baroque rooms, whether in churches, chapels or halls in the palazzi. With these natural architectural conditions, Caravaggio achieved a brilliant illumination in his paintings which, when positioned correctly, produced a wondrously harmonious effect.
At the beginning of the year 1600, when Giordano Bruno was tortured in Rome, Caravaggio’s manner was still being developed, and the first signs of his Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto, 1597-1600. Ceiling painted in oil, 300 x 180 cm. Casino Boncompagni Ludovisi, Rome. qxp 12/9/2011 2:47 PM Page 52 subversive attitude towards the religious institutions which then dominated the eternal city were already perceptible. During the Counter-Reformation, Pope Clement VIII, taken by a violent desire for order and repression, decided to “clean” the streets of Rome and undertook a series of measures against street gatherings, gaming, the carrying of weapons and prostitution.
From a purely artistic point of view, this pushing of enormous corporeal masses into the foreground marks the point at which painting left its previous tendencies behind. According to Baglione, Caravaggio also painted The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (pp. 76-77) for Ciriaco Mattei, depicting the apostle as he touches the side of the Risen Christ with his finger60. Although J. Meyer mentions the disappearance of this work, which was once exhibited in the Palazzo Giustiniani, it has since been found and is now in the Schloss Sanssouci in Potsdam61.
Caravaggio by Felix Witting