(b. 1571, Caravaggio, d. 1610, Porto Ercole)

The Crucifixion of Saint Peter (detail)

Oil on canvas, width of detail 51 cm
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

There are three executioners who fit into a criss-cross pattern, each marked out by the colours of their clothes. They are made anonymous, for two men have their backs to the spectator and the eyes of the third (on the picture) are in darkness.