MOVIE REVIEW – Caravaggio documentary tells about the painters ‘rise and fall’
The Crucifixion of St Peter painted for the Cerasi Chapel of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome by Italian-Baroque painter Caravaggio. Photo: Sourced.
By Amanda Murthy
Provocative, unsettling, creative yet controversial, Luna Palace Cinemas and Sharmill films presents a spectacular and rip-roaring tale, full of action, anguish and blood, as it pieces together the accurate historical reconstruction of Caravaggio’s life and artistic career.
The documentary Caravaggio the Soul and the Blood dives deep into the contributions and scandals of the Italian Baroque painter throughout his journey in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between the early 1590s to 1610.
Originally named after a Saint, Michelangelo Merisi