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Caravaggio’s The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, painted between 1601 and 1602 is one of Caravaggio’s most gripping, disturbing, and redemptive works. A figurative reproduction of a tale from St John's Gospel, the artist portrays the moment in which the Apostle Thomas, unaware of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, insisted on probing the wound made by a Roman spear while Jesus was on the cross. If he did not inspect the incision with his hands, he declared that he would not believe. Soon after, Christ revealed himself to Thomas, declaring: 'Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.' A popular theme during the Renaissance and for many artists following the heady years of intellectual optimism, if one places any other reproduction of the scene next to Caravaggio’s, the other appears muted, distant, and congenial in comparison. Caravaggio’s The Incredulity of Saint Thomas manages to express with flinching precision the inquisitive hands fingering their way into the mortal flesh of Christ.
However this drama of disbelief is not shocking. It is somehow suffused with a transcendental tenderness, as the baby-like face of Thomas pushes through curiosity to knowledge. The Incredulity of Saint Thomas has become subject of numerous reproductions since its creation in the first years of the seventeenth century. Certainly, its remarkable emotional charge struck many artists and the affective mise-en-scene of this intimate inspection inspired the construction of a cinematic language some three hundred years later. Caravaggio is an artist who flattens temporal distance; he is at once both ancient and modern, like his Biblical figures dressed in early seventeenth century clothing.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Incredulity of Saint Thomas that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
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You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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