Monday, July 19, 2010

Uncovering Caravaggio

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Word over the weekend from the Vatican that the painting Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence (above) in their collection may be the work of Caravaggio, the bad ass grand master of Chiaroscuro. Experts seem a little dubious, but what's wrong with a shout out to the man who brought us the Baroque on the 400th anniversary of his mysterious death.

While we are at it, respect also to Saint Lawrence for being the coolest of the Martyr Saints. Supposedly as he was being grilled alive he asked to be flipped so that he would cook all over.

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