Joy of Rome

The Triumph and Tragedy of Caravaggio

Caravaggio, an artist of staggering talent and troubling temper, was the enigmatic genius behind the Baroque period. Originally named Michelangelo Merisi, the maestro’s popular moniker comes from Caravaggio, the town of his birth in Lombardy, northern Italy. At 21 years old in 1592 he was drawn to the temptations of Rome, heralded as the centre […]