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The presence of Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio in Naples continued from the 1606 to the 1607: a few in time terms, much if related to the production of Caravaggio with his influence exercised on the Neapolitan painting. The artist, with a restless, explosive and violent personality poured in the painting all his restless and anticonformistic attitide; Caravaggio, in fact, not only used the light as a " colour in plus ", with violent lightnings and shadow zones that develop autonomously the theme, but he used as models the shady characters of the lowest taverns in which he used to pass his evenings. The figures that dominate his pictures, also tose ones that should be the more delicate, have always the feature of an extreme realism, and these elements will be the novelty that will hit the Neapolitan artists. In the Gallery of the National Museum of Capodimonte, besides a hall dedicated only to the " Caravaggeschi ", preserves " the flagellation of Christ ", that Michelangelo Merisi performed for the basilica of San Domenico Maggiore; work of big emotional intensity, in which the artist makes " wheel " the sergeants around the illuminated and mangled torso of Christ, with figures that appear on the surface, and then they disappear from the column to which Jesus is tied.



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