How to Paint the Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit

This is an image thumbnail of Caravaggio's Basket Fruit


In tackling Caravaggio’s Basket of Fruit, my goal was to create a copy that was as close as possible to the original, in size, technique and materials. So before I started I did a bit of research. What follows is what I found, both from the analysis made directly on the painting and from personal experimentation.
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