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the calling of Saint Matthew - RomeDesigned by Giacomo della Porta and built by Domenico Fontana between 1518 and 1589is the national French church of Rome and actually entitled to the Virgin Mary to St. Dionigi Areopagita and St. Louis IX, king of France.Domenichino painted here one of his masterworks, the frescoes portraying the Histories of Saint Cecilia.The church’s most famous item is however the cycle of paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, painted by the Baroque master Caravaggio in 1599-1600 about the life of St. Matthew. This include the three world-renowned canvases of The Calling of St Matthew, The Inspiration of Saint Matthew, The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew.
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