Period: Southern Baroque
ID Aspects: light and dark is highly contrasted, tenebrism, unbalanced, contemporary depiction, natural and realistic positioning of figures
Patron: Contarelli Family
Name/Date: The Calling of Saint Matthew/1650 CE
Original Location: Rome
Function: Originally located in a chapel, so most likely used to pray.
Context/Content: Depiction of Jesus reaching out to have Matthew join his and his disciples. Matthew was a tax collector, whom were the most despised and wicked people of the time. Because Jesus was reaching out to someone like Matthew, it makes it easier for the average citizen to believe that Jesus also has the ability to reach out to the as well.