Saint Cecilia Playing the Spinet (c.1620). Gentileschi Orazio (Italian, 1563-1639). Oil on canvas. Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia.

He painted in the Mannerist style until c. 1600 when he was exposed to the art of Caravaggio. His Saint Cecilia Playing the Spinet and other works show mundane figures, pushed so close to the foreground that they occupy most of the pictorial space, with dramatic chiaroscuro — all Caravaggist elements

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