"Head of Medusa" after Caravaggio (2013)
Oil painting by Massimo Tizzano


  • Oil painting, Panel / Board / MDF
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  • Size: 20.87 × 20.87 × 1.97 in (framed) / 15.75 × 15.75 × 0.79 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold framed
  • Signed certificate of authenticity

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Oil on wood panel and sold with a precious wood frame, this painting is my homage to another masterpiece by the great Caravaggio. According the Greek myth Medusa was a gorgon monster: a terrifying female creature with snake for hair who turned people in stone just by looking at them. She was killed by the great hero Perseus who avoided her direct eye contact by using a mirrored shield. Caravaggio painted this work for the Medici's family and the painting had to symbolize the Grand Duke of Tuscany's courage in overcoming his enemies. Caravaggio captures the very moment when Perseus cuts off the head of Medusa, she is not dead yet, her face still very alive, very intense: with her mouth open and eyes wide as if to represent the surprise for being defeated.

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