This art DVD accompanied the Caravaggio: The Final Years exhibition at the National Gallery, London, from 23 February to 22 May 2005.
Caravaggio (1571–1610) was at the height of his fame as the most original and powerful painter of his day, when in May 1606, he killed a man in a duel. With a capital sentence on his head, he was forced to flee Rome, never to return.
During the remaining four years of his life, Caravaggio's art underwent a dramatic transformation as he moved restlessly from Naples to Malta and Sicily. This art DVD about Caravaggio concentrates on this relatively little known period in the artist's career and features many masterpieces from the exhibition including the National Gallery's own Supper at Emmaus, the Flagellation from Naples and new footage of the Beheading of Saint John shot on location in Malta.
Approx. 35 minutes • Region free • Widescreen • NTSC format