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The dark life of Caravaggio

Duration: 02:50

Sister Wendy Beckett gives us a glimpse into the seedy life of tortured artist Caravaggio. His violent outbursts lead him to flee Rome after killing a man over a game of tennis and this side of him can be seen creeping into his paintings

Available since: Thu 14 Jul 2011


Wendy Beckett
Caroline Ross-Pirie
Caroline Ross-Pirie
Series Producer
David Willock

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Sister Wendy's Story of Painting Passion and Ecstasy

5/10 Sister Wendy looks at how the Catholic Church used art to counter the Reformation of Rome.

First broadcast: 04 Aug 1996

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