Caravaggio is the bad boy of master painters of the 16th century with his life and work dividing into two separate parts: dangerous personal and sacred professional. The personal life of Caravaggio involves all the elements of a top-rated soap opera: fights, bad language, disgruntled teenager, and murder. His professional life could not be more different with premier recognition from Bishops and commissions for the Virgin Mary. In this book by Andrew Graham-Dixon the famed chiaroscuro inventor the profane and sacred life of the artist is explored. As an artist on the edge Caravaggio is certainly an artist that should be read and explored with his influence on modern masters like Basquiat.