The death of the Virgin was painted in 1606 by Michelangelo da Caravaggio. This painting was made probably in Italy. This painting was commissioned by Laerzio Cherubini for his chapel in Santa Maria della Scala church, in Rome. This painting belonged to Vicenzo Gonzaga and later it was bought by Charles I of England and later it belonged to Everhard Jabach and in 1671, Louis XIV bought this painting.
The dimensions of this painting are 369 cm length and 245 cm width. This painting is made over oil on canvas. The colours that Caravaggio used in this painting are dark colours. At present, this painting is in the Louvre Museum, in Paris.
The main part of the painting is Virgin Mary. She’s represented as a dead woman. Caravaggio represents this with a lot of realism. Around the Virgin, there are the apostles and Mary Magdalene.
This was Caravaggio’s most troubled painting. One of the reasons was that people said that he take as model a death prostitute.
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