The Inspiration of Saint Matthew 1602; Oil on canvas, 9' 8 1/2" x 6' 2 1/2"; Contarelli Chapel, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome | Tenebrism

The Inspiration of Saint Matthew 1602; Oil on canvas, 9' 8 1/2" x 6' 2 1/2"; Contarelli Chapel, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome | Tenebrism

Saint Matthew and the Angel (1602).Caravaggio.  Caravaggio, Saint Matthew, 1602 -- " he painted a picture of St Matthew, figure 15, with a bald head and bare, dusty feet, awkwardly gripping the huge volume, anxiously wrinkling his brow under the unaccustomed strain of writing. By his side he painted a youthful angel, who seems just to have arrived from on high, and who gently guides the labourer's hand as a teacher may do to a child."

Saint Matthew and the Angel (1602).Caravaggio. Caravaggio, Saint Matthew, 1602 -- " he painted a picture of St Matthew, figure 15, with a bald head and bare, dusty feet, awkwardly gripping the huge volume, anxiously wrinkling his brow under the unaccustomed strain of writing. By his side he painted a youthful angel, who seems just to have arrived from on high, and who gently guides the labourer's hand as a teacher may do to a child."

Saint Matthew and the Angel. Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo (Italian, Brescia 1480/85–after 1548) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Saint Matthew and the Angel. Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo (Italian, Brescia 1480/85–after 1548) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

CARAVAGGIO The Calling of Saint Matthew 1599-1600 Oil on canvas, 322 x 340 cm Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

CARAVAGGIO The Calling of Saint Matthew 1599-1600 Oil on canvas, 322 x 340 cm Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

The Foxy Foremothers of Jesus

"The Evangelist Matthew & the Angel" -- 1661 -- Rembrandt van Rijn -- Dutch -- Oil on canvas -- The Louvre

Gabriel Mälesskircher Saint Matthew the Evangelist 1478 Oil on panel 77.4 x 32.2 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid INV. Nr. 234 (1928.16)

Gabriel Mälesskircher Saint Matthew the Evangelist 1478 Oil on panel 77.4 x 32.2 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid INV. Nr. 234 (1928.16)

The biblical account of Matthew’s election as an apostle is very short: ‘And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he sai…

The biblical account of Matthew’s election as an apostle is very short: ‘And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he sai…

Saint Matthew of Beauvais. Knight who fought in the First Crusade, and was martyred by the Saracens.

Saint Matthew of Beauvais. Knight who fought in the First Crusade, and was martyred by the Saracens.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (1571 � 1610)  The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew  Oil on canvas, 1599-1600  323 cm × 343 cm (127 in × 135 in)  San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (1571 � 1610) The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew Oil on canvas, 1599-1600 323 cm × 343 cm (127 in × 135 in) San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy

CARAVAGGIO:  The Calling of Saint Matthew, San Luigi Dei Francesi - Rome, Italy

CARAVAGGIO: The Calling of Saint Matthew, San Luigi Dei Francesi - Rome, Italy

Saints Joachim and Anne

Saints Joachim and Anne

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