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Painting the Pope Doesn’t Help When You’ve Murdered Someone

17th Century painter Caravaggio was both violent and gifted

Wiki Commons: Caravaggio — The Crowning with Thorns

He was one of the most well-known painters of the late 16th Century/early 17th Century and a rage-prone murderer. I’m talking about Roman artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Although I studied his work in college, I got more curious about his life after a…




There are a treasure trove of stories about art and the people who make it. This publication invites writers to delve into the lives of artists and the tales behind some of the world’s great art.

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