Italian artist Andrea Ravo Mattoni painted a new Caravaggio masterpiece in the Gemelli University Polyclinic in Rome, Italy, as part of his project “The recovery of classicism in the contemporary”.
Latest Caravaggio masterpiece painted by Andrea Ravo Mattoni is in Rome. The artist spent a week in the amazing Italian city to reproduce “Seven Works of Mercy”, a painting by the famous artist Michelangelo Merisi (1571- 1610), also known as Caravaggio.
This large mural (8 x9,5 meters) is the ninth piece of Andrea Ravo Mattoni’s project called “The recovery of classicism in the contemporary”. The project, born in 2006, intends to make accessible for everyone great masterpieces of the past reproducing them on the walls. All the works of the series are classical paintings from 1400 to 1800, painted on public walls or open spaces.
The work was commissioned by the Gemelli University Polyclinic and painted on one of the external walls of the structure dedicated to hospital patients and their family members.
Andrea Ravo Mattoni (1981) is Italian and born in a family of artists. He begins his own adventure as a ‘writer’ in 1995, by creating graffiti with the name of Ravo. In the 2000s he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, partially abandoning the use of the can and devoting himself to oil research acrylic on canvas. In 2003 he created and founded together with two friends “The Bag Artfactory” in Milan and began his collaboration as an artist with several art galleries, which lead him to deepen his pictorial research and his spray work.