“The Conversion of Saint Paul” by Caravaggio


The Conversion of Saint Paul by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1600-1601)
Oil on canvas. Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome.

“But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’ And he said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And he said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.’”

The Acts of the Apostles, chapter 9, verses 1-6, ESV


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2 responses to ““The Conversion of Saint Paul” by Caravaggio

  1. To Whom it May Concern

    I hope you may be able to assist me or direct me in the right direction. Would you possibly have a hi-res image of “The Conversion of Saint Paul” by Caravaggio for a possible cover of Southern Anglican magazine (it’s a religious publication, we based in Cape Town, South Africa). We will credit you. Please let me know if you will be able to assist me.

    If you require any further info, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Kind Regards,
    Lara Jibrail
    Picture Co-ordinator
    Uhuru Communications
    T: +27 21 6574800
    F: +27 21 6574860

  2. mark

    this painting is “conversation on the way to damascus”

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