Sun, 1 July 2012
Award-winning crime writer Matt Rees describes the challenges of researching and writing about the great Italian artist Caravaggio for his novel A NAME IN BLOOD. Matt says he deliberately took his research too far, not only learning to fence with a rapier and to paint with oils, but dying his beard and cutting his hair in Caravaggio's style and using New Age spiritual techniques to connect with the energy of Caravaggio. He did all this because he wanted to be sure he could accurately portray the real Caravaggio, not the "gay psycho bitch" as whom Caravaggio is usually portrayed. Here he tells the story of how he found the real Caravaggio.
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