One of the most inventive painters of his day, Caravaggio’s work is remembered for its ingenious use of light and shadow. Much like his work, Caravaggio’s life was lived in the shadows as he became involved in one criminal activity after another, which eventually culminated in his exile and death. This episode sheds a ray of sunshine into the darkened canvas of Caravaggio’s story.
Sybille Ebert-Schifferer, Caravaggio: The Artist and his Work, J. Paul Getty Museum (2012).
Andrew Graham-Dixon, Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane, Penguin (2010).
Sebastian Schutze, Caravaggio: Complete Works, Taschen (2015).
David Willey, "Caravaggio's Crimes Exposed in Romse's Police Files", BBC News (February 19, 2011).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)