Information about Caravaggio’s Paintings
His paintings are both sacred and profane. Caravaggio seems to have been divinely inspired in that he naturally knew the details of the actions described by religious scripts through his spectacular imagination. For instance, it was easy for him to make out that Christ was still in a bedraggled condition when he resurrected from the tomb. Before him, artists portrayed the risen Christ as an angel-like, flawless man in white garment with light radiating from all over his body. Caravaggio’s deviance of moral restraint and his dark dimension is why the artist felt compelled to introduce vulgarity to his paintings. Although his interpretations might have been right and divinely inspired, they offended religious patrons who found them to be psychologically disturbing. He vulgarity was not necessary but according to him, he would be lying if he omitted it. The majority of his paintings reflected the controversies that surrounded his life – he could not paint without referring to the experiences he’d been through.