Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Learning about the painter Caravaggio. Boy did he lead a racy life. It s all sex and death and bits inbetween where he produced some beautiful works of art. I once travelled to Dublin and saw one of his paintings in a gallery. The Taking Of Christ. It looked like it was lit by the light of an ill moon. There is probably a school of art that explains this use of light on figures. I found it haunted me for long after. I remember the oft quoted Oscar Wilde line about having a better view of the stars from the gutter and I could not help but imagine Caravaggio could see the stars from a pig sty.