artnet |Henri Neuendorf:
He was volatile and violent, but supremely talented to the very end. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has brought together the last two paintings that Caravaggio created in the final months of his life, in an exhibition that reflects the artist’s struggle to come to terms with his tumultuous personal saga.
By all accounts a raucous character, Caravaggio had a self-destructive personality and a reputation for heavy drinking, fighting, gambling, and womanizing. He eventually met a painful death—either by illness on a fatal shore, or murder—that is still shrouded ..read more
Image | Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York | Caravaggio The Denial of St Peter