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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Milan 1571-Port' Ercole 1610)

The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew c. 1602-4

RCIN 402824

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Christ gestures ahead while turning back to the brothers Simon (later Peter) and Andrew, who have been fishing by the Sea of Galilee. He says ‘Follow me and I will make you become fishers of men’. The fishermen’s weather-beaten faces and hands eloquently express astonishment, confusion and fear.