ROME -- The mysteries revolve around the physical realities of the artworks, what was lost then found, what was there that did not belong, and what was there and not seen.
By SABIKA SHAH POVIA
Congratulations to Ben Pfannl on winning the August Italian Insider photography competition with his entry, Ponte, taken in Rome in 2007.
“Saint Peter, is Caravaggio here?”
He smiled and said, “Oh, you recognize me from the portrait he did of me that is in the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome.
ROME -- Caravaggio the painter was a public sinner. He was in and out of jail and finally a wanted man fleeing Rome, never to return. He killed a man in a sword fight on a Sunday evening in 1606.