Interesting read: Was Caravaggio Murdered by the Church?

Caravaggio is one of my favorites so when this article was posted I thought I’d share:

Was Caravaggio Murdered by the Church?: The hard-living Renaissance master, long thought to have died of lead poisoning or malaria, may have been whacked by the Knights of Malta in a church-sponsored assassination scheme to avenge a knight the painter had seriously injured in a fight. In his forthcoming book “Caravaggio, Between Art and Science,” Italian historian Vincenzo Pacelli says that documents from the comically sinister Vatican Secret Archives suggest the artist was murdered by the knights with the approval of the papacy. You can read the full article here [Telegraph]

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