Caravaggio in Florence (from Tuscany Arts)

2010 is the 400th centenary of Caravaggio’s death in mysterious circumstances and on Tuscan soil. Just last week, scientists declared that they have found his bones at Porto Ercole, which may lead to discovery of the cause of this death that took place probably as he was on his way to Florence. The New York Times reported last March on research by an art historian, Philip Sohm, who has declared the Caravaggio has surpassed Michelangelo in the number of studies and exhibits dedicated to him. This is because Caravaggio is more apprehensible to the modern viewer: “Caravaggio exemplifies the modern antihero, a hyperrealist whose art is instantly accessible.”  READ MORE ON TUSCANY ARTS

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