(b. 1571, Caravaggio, d. 1610, Porto Ercole)
Burial of St Lucy (detail)1608
Oil on canvas
Bellomo Museum, Syracuse
The saint is lying in dismal darkness on the bare floor of a bleak vault. She is being confirmed by a bishop and mourned by pious worshipers. Her dark eyesockets are allusions to her martyrdom (she sacrificed her eyes in her martyrdom).