Our Take on “‘Martha and Mary Magdalene’ by Caravaggio”
In our ID 14 class with Ma’am Quevedo, we were tasked to find a painting in either Baroque or Rococo style and ‘recreate’ it by dressing up and taking photographs of ourselves. We were allowed to post-process and edit our photos.
Our group used Caravaggio’s Martha and Mary Magdalene.
Here are some tidbits about the painting:
- Oil and tempera on canvas
- Also known as “Martha Reproving Mary” and “The Conversion of the Magdalene”.
- The title is wrong – the painting is supposed to be of the sisters Mary and Martha from the New Testament but people often confused Mary with Mary Magdalene.