MASTERCLASS: The Martyrdom of Matthew (Pt. 2) | The Cave of Apelles

How do you depict a chaotic scene in the most perfect order? Jan-Ove Tuv explains the compositional aspects of Caravaggio’s painting “The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew” in this MASTERCLASS.

MASTERCLASS is a new series of lectures on painting technique by the Cave of Apelles’ host Jan-Ove Tuv.

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"