Friday, February 18, 2011

Lives of the Artists

Mad Painter's Scandalous Escapades Revealed in Court Docs!

Those interested in misbehaving geniuses mustn't miss this article on the BBC website.

I've always liked Caravaggio's work, and was intrigued by his rotten reputation. It's amazing to think that police records like these have survived hundreds of years! Lindsay Lohan's will vanish in a few years when our digital media erodes.

I was disappointed to hear Caravaggio died in a hospital. I preferred the tale (knowing it was too good to be true) that he'd died of a heart attack while running down the beach, screaming at a boat that was taking his possessions away. A fitting way for such a hothead to cash in.

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