Local artist Patrick Power is displaying his reproduction of Caravaggio’s ‘The Taking of Christ’ in the shop window of Face Value in Arklow.
The original 17th century masterpiece is held in the National Gallery. Patrick has used brighter colours to make it stand out more and describes it as an homage rather than a straight up copy.
This is my favourite piece of art in the National Gallery and have spent many hours visiting it. Nice to see it whenever i walk down the main street of my hometown now.
The original, as it looked when it was found in the 1990’s…
…and how it looks today after being restored: