Episode 264 – Caravaggio’s “Amor Vincit Omnia” (“Love Conquers All”)
February 7, 2024

In the summer of 1602, Caravaggio painted what one art historian described as “the most nakedly libidinous of the painter’s secular mythological works.” Employing the same model that he previously used for his “St. John the Baptist,” Caravaggio creates a disturbingly realistic sexual metaphor of the power of love. 

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