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Reform Magazine | June 13, 2024

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Art in Focus: June 2024 - Reform Magazine

Art in Focus: June 2024

Caravaggio
The Seven Works of Mercy, 1606
Oil on canvas
Naples, Pio Monte della Misericordia

In an early episode of the Netflix series Ripley, Tom Ripley gazes enigmatically at Caravaggio’s Seven Works of Mercy. The painting was commissioned as an altarpiece by an aristocratic community of young men to reflect their religious and charitable work in the city of Naples….

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This is an extract from an article published in the June 2024 edition of Reform

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