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Italy’s top artist: Caravaggio

Caravaggio has replaced Michaelangelo as Italy's top artist. By at least one amusing new metric, Michelangelo’s unofficial 500-year run at the top of the Italian art charts has ended. Caravaggio, who somehow found time to paint when he wasn’t brawling, scandalizing pooh-bahs, chasing women (and men), murdering a tennis

Caravaggio’s madness caused by lead poisoning

Italian researchers are claiming that famed artist Caravaggio's mad exploits were the result of lead poisoning from the paints he used. A team of anthropologists hope to prove their theory by carrying out DNA tests on bones which they believe are the remains of the Renaissance artist. Caravaggio was

Caravaggio’s remains retrieved by scientists

The remains of Caravaggio, the Renaissance artist, have been retrieved by scientists hoping to learn more about his death. The cause of Caravaggio's death has been something of a mystery - various theories have been advanced over the years. Among the most common are that he was assassinated for religious reasons, and

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