Episode 283 – Caravaggio’s “Denial of St. Peter”
June 19, 2024

In the fall of 1609, shortly after returning to Naples in hopes of receiving a papal pardon, Caravaggio was ambushed by four men who severely disfigured his face. It was a few months later that Caravaggio painted the “Denial of St. Peter,” which was one of his last two paintings and that perhaps reflects the wounded condition of the artist.

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