Seven Act of Mercy - Caravaggio
The Painting The Seven Act Of Mercy-Le sette opere di Misericordia in Italian made by Caravaggio is Housed in a church called Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples Historic Center . The Church was Founded in 1602 by seven Neapolitan nobles who wished to form a lay institution that would curry out works of corporal Mercy.they use to meet every Friday at the Hospital for Incurables and ministered to the sick. The organization's first seat,designed by di Conforto very soon became unusuable ,dueto the rapid growth of the brotherhood, and was replaced by the courrent buiding. this building is situated in the busy street of via Tribunali.
The reason why you can't miss this place is the wondeful painting that are housed inside best exaple of the Renaissance by Luca Giordano,Battistiello Caracciolo , Carlo Sellitto, Vaccaro but what make this place even more special is the Large oil painting made by Caravaggio " Sette opere di Misericordia" inspired to the famous artist bt the Neapolitan typical alleys .
The painting was made for the curch by the artist the original contract signed by Caravaggio specifying his payment "470" ducats has been preserved .If you love painting and specially the Renaissence you can't miss this place .
Opening: Mon-Sun from 9.00 am till 2.30 pm - closing day Wen
Tickets full price 6 euros but discount for under 25