Monday 19 July 2010

Who Killed Caravaggio?

An investigation into the life and death of the great Baroque artist Caravaggio, who died in 1610 aged only 39 after a life full of violent incident. Art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon travels from Rome to Naples, then to Sicily and Malta, where Caravaggio died four years after being exiled from Rome for killing a man in a street fight.

As cold cases go, this is fairly chilly, but it held me for an hour: the paintings are wonderful and Graham-Dixon is an intelligent, engaging detective. Seven days left to watch it on iPlayer.

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