After Caravaggio: Salome Receives the Head of John the Baptist

After Caravaggio: Salome Receives the Head of John the Baptist

Caravaggio was the master of dramatic chiaroscuro. This was hard to capture using my HB pencil! The intensity of the scene is compelling. What really attracted me was the post of Salome, the faux modesty and disdain over what she has done. For more on the painting click here.

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“The Conversation”, 16×20″, oil on canvas, Charlie Kirkham 2014.

This piece influenced my painting “The Conversation“.