Anders Zorn - The complete worksThe Seven Works of Mercy (Caravaggio)The Seven Works of Mercy (Italian: Sette opere di Misericordia), also known as The Seven Acts of Mercy, is an oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio, circa 1607. The painting depicts the seven corporal works of mercy in traditional Catholic belief, which are a set of compassionate acts concerning the material welfare of others. The painting was made for, and is still housed in, the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. The titular seven works/acts of mercy are represented in the painting as follows: Bury the dead In the background, two men carry a dead man (of whom only the feet are visible). Visit the imprisoned, and feed the hungry On the right, a woman visits an imprisoned man and gives him milk from her breast. Shelter the homeless A pilgrim (third from left, as identified by the shell in his hat) asks an innkeeper (at far left) for shelter. Clothe the naked St. Visit the sick St. Refresh the thirsty Samson (second from the left) drinks water from the jawbone of an ass.
Celebrating Caravaggio: First Of The Bad-Boy Artists"Dear Mr. Rockwell: You painted one of my sons black."From the Norman Rockwell fan mail archive: “Dear Mr. Rockwell, Let me start this letter by telling you that I am the mother of two of the boys that posed for the 1974 Boy Scout Calendar. “This is a very difficult letter to write as my boys happen to be twins and you painted one of them ‘black.’ Of course, they are both ‘white.’ “The boys have been eagerly awaiting the calendars and so have all our friends. “I realize nothing can be done now but maybe you could write Steve (the one you painted black) a little note of apology so he’ll know it was a mistake. “The twins never even cashed your check as they are saving them as a souvenir of the day they posed for you. “Mr. Yours sincerely, Jennie Negron” For the 1975 calendar, Norman Rockwell cast an African-American young man for the role.
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