Daily Caravaggio: Seven Works of Mercy

Caravaggio’s Naples masterpiece Caravaggio painted The Seven Works of Mercy (or Our Lady of Mercy, as it’s actually called) in Naples in 1607. He was on the run with a price on his head. He was, of course, the perfect character for a historical thriller, because he was producing masterpieces while trying to keep a […]

Daily Caravaggio: Rest on the Flight

To coincide with the paperback publication of my Caravaggio novel A NAME IN BLOOD, I’m posting each of the paintings that appear in the book each day this month. The Rest on the Flight into Egypt is one of several Caravaggio masterpieces housed at the magnificent Doria Pamphilj Gallery in Rome. It’s from about 1597 […]

Daily Caravaggio: The Musicians

To mark the paperback publication of my Caravaggio novel A NAME IN BLOOD, I’m posting each of the paintings that appear in the book each day for the next month. This is “The Musicians,” which is held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Caravaggio painted it in 1595, soon after he went […]