Caravaggio’s Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Malta’s Co-cathedral of St. John’s hosts two of this artist’s original paintings. While I find art interesting I certainly am not well-versed in the subject in spite of the art appreciation course I took in college about 50 years ago.

A while back one of my friends  suggested I read a book called “The Last Painting, the Caravaggio Trail ” by Jonathan Harr  and I loved it.  When I found out this cathedral in Valletta, the capital city, housed some of his work in its museum I realized it was a must see. The church itself was also worth a visit.  In fact there were lines of tourists doing just that.

   

 

About Agingadventurer

I have now visited over 100 Countries and hope to add at least 5 every year.
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