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The Calling of Saint Matthew


Caravaggio was a famous Italian artist who lived from 1571-1610.  Caravaggio was noted for paintings of Biblical figures that dramatically contrasted light and dark shades.  His masterpiece, The Calling of Saint Matthew (1597-1601), concerns how Matthew was chosen by Jesus to be one of His apostles.  This painting now is located in the Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, in Rome, Italy.        



LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Term


·               Caravaggio (Subject)



Call Number for Browsing the Shelves


·               ND623 .C26



Circulating Books and Resources – A Selected List


·               Giorgi, Rosa.  Art Book: Caravaggio.  1999a.

Call Number: ND623 .C26  A4 1999a

·               Prose, Francine.  Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles.  2005.   

Call Number: ND623 .C26  P76 2005

·               Puglisi, Catherine.  Caravaggio.  2000.

Call Number: ND623 .C26  P84  2000

·               Spike, John.  Caravaggio.  2001.

Call Number: ND623 .C26  S65  2001



Reference Materials


·               Art: A World History. 1998.   

Call Number: REF N5300 .A69513 1998                             

o   Pgs. 262-263

·               Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (Twelfth Edition). 2005.

Call Number: REF N5300 .G25  2005 

o     Pg. 702

·               Great Artists of the Western World: The Baroque Tradition. 1988.

Call Number: REF N40 .G774 1988

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 20-21

·               Janson’s History of Art: The Western Tradition (Seventh Edition). 2007.  

Call Number: REF N5300 .J3 2007

o   Pgs. 662-663



Research Databases

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·               Academic Search Complete

·               Art Full Text

·               JSTOR

·               Oxford Art Online




This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.



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