Caravaggio’s 5 Most Controversial Paintings
A deep dive into the rebel artist
Caravaggio was born in Milan.
In his early twenties, he travelled to Rome, where he was offered many art commissions from affluent patrons.
Unlike other artists who employed idealism in their paintings, Caravaggio preferred naturalism and used live models to create unprecedented psychological drama and realism in his works.
It is no surprise that his art often stirred up controversy, as breaking conventional norms tends to…