Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.
His existence, no less than his art, is characterized by lights and shadows, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety. Revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by contemporaries.
He travelled Italy in search of luck or perhaps in search of himself, escaping the enemies that he always found at his passage. Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily. His death seems a twist of faith: he died in Porto Ercole, one step away from Rome, one step away from salvation.
Roberto Longhi, a Caravagio expert, explores in the artist’s masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional.
These evocative moments – thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques – allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.