Caravaggio: L'ultimo traghetto
Caravaggio: L'ultimo traghetto, oil on canvas / 70 x 100 cm.

After he get into troubles, Caravaggio run away from Rome. He arrives at Adriatic sea and there he boards as stowaway towards Venice where
he wanted to compare Giorgione's colors with his.

During days in venetian lagoon, the threat of a capital punishment was following him.

In this period, the picture called: "L'ultimo traghetto" is the only one painting Caravaggio leaves. It represents an afflicted David who gets rid of Golia's broken head committing it to Canal Grande water hiding the heaviest secrets for the eternity.

Pierre Paul Rubens buys the painting that monks refused and he makes it the object for his academic studies.

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