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A Rebel on the Run: Caravaggio’s Final Years Sian Walters Monday 08 October 2018

Caravaggio was the definitive bad boy of art history – determined and ambitious yet irascible and highly volatile. In 1606, his life was to change forever following a particularly violent and bloody brawl in which Caravaggio, himself badly injured, ended up killing a certain Ranuccio Tommasoni. This lecture will explore in particular the remarkable stylistic transformations that took place during the last four years of Caravaggio’s life, a period of restlessness and yet extraordinary creative activity when the artist was forced to leave Rome, with his own life on the line. 

 Siân Walters:

Studied at Cambridge University. Lecturer at the National Gallery and Surrey University, specialising in 15th and 16th century Italian painting, Spanish art & architecture, and the relationship between dance and art. Siân organises lectures, study days and art holidays abroad. Has lived in France and Italy, where she worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.