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Caravaggio at St. John's

  A distant shore, a desperate man, the promise of redemption, in other words, just another year in the life of the painter and rogue, Caravaggio.   In 1607, in an attempt to outrun the law, Baroque painter Caravaggio headed south to Naples. The year before, Caravaggio had killed a man in a bar brawl in Rome and fled to ... Read More »

Digging into Caravaggio’s Death

A detail from Caravaggio's 'Entombment of Christ', 1602

For the artist Caravaggio, life could be as dark and violent as his paintings. For a while he was the most famous artist in Rome, but he died penniless and alone, on his way to Rome after years on the run. According to historians, the artist was hoping for a pardon for murder of a rival, an and end to ... Read More »

Movies in Malta

Ollie's Last Pub

It’s a tiny island off the coast of Italy, but the Malta has had its fair share of starring roles in blockbusters with big-name stars like Brad Pitt and Madonna. The capital city of Valletta, with its pristine ancient and medieval architecture has been transformed into ancient Greece and Rome in flicks like ‘Troy‘, ‘Gladiator‘ and ‘Alexander‘.   If you ... Read More »

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