The influence of Michelangelo Merisi and Caravaggio on European painting gave rise to a whole trend called “caravagism,” one of whose representatives was Gwerrieri. The painting depicts an episode of Lot’s life after he left Sodom, who was destroyed by God along with the inhabitants for the iniquities of those. The action takes place in a cave where the righteous settled with two daughters. One of the daughters brings a cup of wine to his father, the other gazes at what is happening.
The scene is snatched from the darkness by the lamp’s light. Caravaggio often resorted to the use of
The feeling of mystery what is happening, which the plot demanded, fills this work.