The Secrets Of The Art And The Artist - Caravaggio



With the 400th anniversary of his death approaching, the painter Caravaggio is receiving a great deal of attention in Italy and around the world.

He was controversial in his own lifetime and a passionate debate rages over his legacy today.

Artist Roger Law goes in search of the man behind the myth.

Roger Law embarks on a journey to understand controversial artist Caravaggio.


Roger Law investigates the life and work of Caravaggio.

Much heated debate centres on Caravaggio's secretive techniques in the studio; were his great innovations in painting based on smoke and mirrors?

Were Caravaggio's great innovations in painting based on smoke and mirrors?

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Artist Roger Law concludes his investigation into the life and work of Caravaggio in Rome, where he finds out what's under way for the 400th anniversary of the artist's death.

He discovers that as well as the exhibitions and lectures, plans are afoot to reproduce some of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces in exact detail.

Roger Law discovers a plan in Rome to replicate some of Caravaggio's greatest works.