Caravaggio, painter extraordinaire, flawed genius …. and murdered by Keith Bonser, 6 June

Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome for most of his artistic life.  During the final years of his life he moved between Naples, Malta and Sicily until his death. There are many unanswered questions about this genius and his life. There is no grave, nor any record of his death.

My talk is a very personal account of how Caravaggio came into my life.  This journey embraces the story of this extraordinary talented painter and his work, and epitomises the ability of Art to inspire others.

I am not an art historian.  However, I am a Master of Education (Birmingham University), who was inspired to pursue an interest in Caravaggio, completely by chance, following a visit to Dublin in 1995.  Extensive research and travelling throughout Europe to see his paintings in situ, has created a lecture which combines my personal experiences with a detailed account of his life and his paintings.