Episode 249 – The Life of Caravaggio – The Cursed Painter
February 6, 2024

Known as the “pittore maledetto” – or the “cursed painter”, Caravaggio not only revolutionized painting at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries with his “hyper-realistic” style, but he also literally turned Rome on its head with his often-criminal behavior. Spending much of his time between brothels and taverns, Caravaggio’s love of the vulgar and violence became his primary artistic inspiration. His paintings would often reflect his sociopathic lifestyle, frequently depicting Christian subjects in completely inappropriate ways. This episode follows in the footsteps of the artist to recount his unique and entertaining biography.


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