Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, She often has a wheel, a crown, a sword and a book. The light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.
Death of the Virgin 1606 - The model Caravaggio used for central figure of the virgin was actually a dead prostitute dragged up from the Tiber. It caused great controversy at the time, but none could deny the genius of the young artist.