The Sadistic Master Painter Encounters The Masochistic Saint: Exhuming the Remains of Caravaggio & Saint Rose of Viterbo

On February 20th, 2019 a London art gallery officially announced that a 5 ft. tall x 6 ft. wide painting (shown above) that was found encrusted with grime and dust as well as stained by a water leak in the attic of a house in Toulouse, France in 2014 was a piece created by the man believed by many to be the most important artist from the Italian Renaissance, the master painter known as Caravaggio.

In 2010, a similar themed story emerged about the master painter that was far more personalized, given yet another find that was intimately associated with the life of this incomparable artist was re-discovered that year – his body.

In honor of the rediscovery of all and any things Caravaggesque, I re-present my 2010 piece written about exhuming the remains of both the master painter and those of the masochistic saint, Rose of Viterbo.

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Uranus Transits Taurus 2018 – 2026: The Future is Cow!

In downtown Manhattan’s Financial District a tried and true image that has traditionally been associated with the abundance of the stock market recently had another sculpture positioned in its immediate vicinity.

Not long ago, the 11 foot tall, 7100 lb. weighing bovine sculpture named “Charging Bull” was confronted by a 4.16 foot tall, 250 lb. weighing statue entitled “Fearless Girl”.

In stark contrast to the bulging bull sculpture that is welcoming albeit intimidating since it represents when the market is on an upswing and “bullish”, the likeness of the little girl is miniscule when viewed against the behemoth bovine’s massive proportions. Even with that being the bronze based case, the little lady will not be bulled over, as her bold sense of daring clearly indicates with her clench fisted stance of unabashed fearlessness.

Apropos imagery as the planet Uranus newly transits into the sign of Taurus.

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