Caravaggio’s Fruit

The Caravaggio paintings are mainly inspired by the fruit in 2 paintings that he produced in his early period in Rome around 1598 when Caravaggio was 25 years old.

Dreams of Descent Dreams of life

Dreams of Descent Dreams of life

The over ripeness of his fruit excites me on a creative level as it gives a key into his personality. He was the first Western artist to paint fruit past it’s prime.