Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

Caravaggio: one complicated guy

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Caravaggio’s hot temper and propensity to wind up in drunken brawls didn’t stop him from creating some of the world’s most beautiful religious art.




From top: Ottavia Leoni’s ‘Drawing of the Portrait of Caravaggio’ (Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana); St. Francis in Ecstasy by Caravaggio; exterior of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford; at the doorway to the Caravaggio exhibit, up until June 16; University of Hartford’s Hillyer College art professor Fran Altvater, who serves as Reasonably Catholic‘s Sister Wendy on today’s episode.

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