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Caravaggio’s portrait of pope who condemned him to death goes on display

Public can see painting of Paul V for only the second time

By on Saturday, 19 February 2011

Syndicated from Rome Reports

  • Giacomo Giuseppe

    Why say he was condemned to death? How ridiculous! Are you trying to hijack the Catholic Church with imbecility?

    In 1606, Caravaggio killed his colleague with a sword in fit of rage. He was sentenced. He was granted a pardon. Caravaggio later died of a fever in 1610.

    BALDINUCCI, Notizie de’ Professori del disegno, II (1688); LANZI, Storia Pittorica, I, (1809).

  • Billy Bean

    Yeah, I figured this was another anti-Christian piece of propaganda. (and who is more quintessentially Christian than the Pope?). Wake up, Catholics! Wake up, you Eastern orthodox and Protestants! Heck, wake up you Mormons and assorted other heretics: the beast does not like you!