Paintings in the Cerasi Chapel (1600-01)
by CARAVAGGIO

In 1600, soon after he had completed the first two canvases for the Contarelli Chapel, Caravaggio signed a contract to paint two pictures for the Cerasi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo. Caravaggio depicted key events in the lives of Sts Peter and Paul, the founders of the Roman See: The Crucifixion of St Peter and The Conversion on the Way to Damascus. The church has a special interest because of the works it contains by four of the finest artists ever to work in Rome: Raphael, Carracci, Caravaggio and Bernini.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 3 minutes):
Guillaume Dufay: Hymn for the feast of Sts Peter and Paul


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
View of the Chapel
1600-01
Oil on canvas, 245 x 155 cm
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

900*1122
True Color
192 Kb



Interior view of the Chapel
1600-01
Oil on canvas
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

1000*1375
True Color
242 Kb



The Crucifixion of Saint Peter
1600-01
Oil on canvas, 230 x 175 cm
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

1300*1701
True Color
146 Kb



The Crucifixion of Saint Peter (detail)
1600-01
Oil on canvas, width of detail 51 cm
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

1039*1400
True Color
128 Kb



The Crucifixion of Saint Peter (detail)
1600-01
Oil on canvas
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

1048*591
True Color
107 Kb



The Crucifixion of Saint Peter (detail)
1600-01
Oil on canvas
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

1000*1354
True Color
105 Kb



The Conversion on the Way to Damascus
1600-01
Oil on canvas, 230 x 175 cm
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

1300*1700
True Color
158 Kb



The Conversion on the Way to Damascus (detail)
1600-01
Oil on canvas
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

946*669
True Color
133 Kb



The Conversion of St. Paul
c. 1600
Oil on cypress wood, 237 x 189 cm
Odescalchi Balbi Collection, Rome

1297*1600
True Color
164 Kb




Summary of works by Caravaggio
1593-96 | 1596-98 | 1598-1600 | 1600-03 | 1603-06 | 1606-07
1607 | 1607-09 | 1609-10 | Contarelli Chapel | Cerasi Chapel | Other