Caravaggio s painting death of the virgin
The Death of the Virgin, by Caravaggio Courtesy caravaggio s painting death of the virgin www. Her red dress is echoed in the dramatic draping overhead. This was the last altarpiece that Caravaggio painted in Rome before fleeing after he killed a man in a fight. He liked to push figures up again the picture paintinv and used light to create drama with a technique called tenebrism, a heightened form of chiaroscuro, in which figures are brightly illuminated against intense darkness. Yet, the scene is arranged to draw all eyes to her.