Saint John the Baptist in the WIlderness is a highlight of the artist’s output. He became one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, which replaced Rococo as the dominant painting style. The prophecy stated that a messenger would be sent ahead, with: “a voice is crying out in the wilderness.”. ( Log Out /  Inspirations and influences: Caravaggio's Saint John has a Renaissance tradition behind it, albeit not one to reassure anyone seeking to turn Caravaggio into a straightforward religious artist. The two children appear indistinguishable. John lived in the wilderness of Judea between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. It is not simply artworks, but an icon is a sacred image used in religious devotion. Herod Antipas ordered the beheading through the vengeful request of his step-daughter Salome and her mother, Herodias. This stark contrast of light and darkness, the brilliant scarlet of the saint's cloak and Caravaggio's placement of him in the foreground, close to our own space, all contribute to the dramatic impact of the painting. Add to Favorites Click to zoom ExquisiteArtz 9,790 sales ... Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist - Canvas Wall Art Framed Print Various Sizes deluxartitalia. Scenes from the events around the death of John were a prevalent subject in the treatment of John the Baptist in art. Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, 1604–1605. Early Italian painters copied the Byzantine icon style, including the gold leaf background of this painting, but soon started to innovate their own style. If, however, you have decided to take a framed art print, then the process of printing and framing will take around 6 or 7 days. It is, unmistakably, a nude portrait of a real, living, smiling boy, someone Caravaggio knew well. 68 × 52 inches ... Full-length figure of St. John the Baptist, by Caravaggio – 5 ft 9 in by 4 ft 3 in gilt frame, Burton Constable Archive, Yorkshire; and again in a 1924 list of paintings and prints at Burton Constable as no. But this is not only a portrait of a saint. When Salome asked her mother what she should request, she was told to ask for the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Caravaggio’s dramatic use of light is his hallmark; the eyes are so deeply shadowed that we cannot easily tell where his gaze falls. Something is very wrong. The story of John the Baptist is told in the Gospels. Caravaggio depicts Saint John, the baptist of Christ, during his retreat into the desert. They appreciated and supported his storytelling abilities and encouraged him to go farther with his innovations. According to the New Testament, John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth were relatives. ( Log Out /  John the Baptist ived in the wilderness of Judea between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. National Museum of African American History and Culture, J.F.Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, National Roman Legion Museum & Caerleon Fortress & Baths, Musée National du Moyen Age – National Museum of the Middle Ages, Akrotiri Archaeological Site – Santorini – Thera, Museum of the History of the Olympic Games, Alte Nationalgalerie – National Gallery, Berlin, Deutsches Historisches Museum – German Historical Museum, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere – Virtual Tour, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía- Virtual Tour, Nationalmuseum – National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Jewish Museum of Australia – Virtual Tour, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires), Most Popular Museums, Art and Historical Sites, Museum Masterpieces and Historical Objects, Popular Museums, Art and Historical Sites, “Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness” by, “Saint John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness” by Anton Raphael Mengs –, “St. Some authorities have also attributed this painting to Marco d’Oggiono. By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies by Flickr and our partners as described in our cookie policy. “Saint John the Baptist” by Jacopo del Casentino and workshop depicts John the Baptist is in the tradition of portrait-style byzantine icons.