Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Inventing Caravaggio

Caravaggio has long been though of as the 17th century's answer to Oliver Reed - the hard drinking, womaniser who's light shone briefly through the Chiaroscuro shadows of canvas. However these two colourful characters share much more in common than syphilis and amaretto - prior to Oliver Reed's untimely death on that Island of bastard sons Malta, he made a discovery that shocked the art world, and indeed threw the entire oeuvre of Caravaggio's work into question.


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