Jun 18 2010
They say Caravaggio died in Port Ercole of lead poisoning.
How banal. He died, sword in hand, full of rage against
man, shadow and light. 400 years dead there has never
been a painter like him, so much brutality, beauty and
truth about the netherworld of life. But he lost his last
battle against the shadows, and fighting he disappeared
into the good night.