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Keywords : 16th century, Baroque, detail, fortune teller, hand
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Détail de La Diseuse de bonne aventure

The Fortune Teller, also known as The Good Adventure, is an oil painting on canvas by the Italian painter Caravaggio. The Lombard artist produced two versions of the work, which are fairly similar in terms of composition, style and technique. One is in the Louvre Museum in Paris and the other is in the collections of the Capitoline Picture Gallery in Rome. Although it is generally accepted that these two pictures were painted at the beginning of Caravaggio's career, shortly after his arrival in Rome, the precise dates of their execution are not unanimously agreed among experts, but frequently oscillate between 1594 and 1595. Both versions depict a gypsy fortune-teller who, under the guise of reading the future to an elegant young man, steals his ring. This moralising work condemns deception, but also naivety. The subject is secular, a genre scene from everyday life, featuring two figures cut in half. A gypsy fortune-teller, on the left, is reading the future to an elegant young man, on the right. While doing so, she discreetly steals his ring, which is barely visible today. The gypsy wears a white turban and a two-tone shawl, tied over her right shoulder. The thief's hands show a delicate movement. The little finger of her left hand is raised. On the right, the young man, his left hand on his hip, gives the impression of a braggart who, too busy impressing the gypsy woman who is teasing him, does not realise that he is being robbed. His costume was already dated when the [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the baroque style.


« Détail de La Diseuse de bonne aventure » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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