Audio File length: 2.43
Author: STEFANO ZUFFI E DAVIDE TORTORELLA
English / USA Language: English / USA

The Fortune Teller is perhaps the first work where Michelangelo Merisi, also known as Caravaggio, portrayed two figures interacting with each other. It shows a scene of everyday life that was typical of the streets of central Rome: a young and smiling gypsy captures the attention of a naive young man of a good family, and while pretending to read his hand, she skillfully steals a ring from his finger. The model depicted in the picture was a good friend of Caravaggio's, as well as a painter that was well known above all in his native Sicily.

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