As controversies go in the art world, you won’t get much more divisive and impassioned than the Italian 16 century artist Caravaggio. We have less than 60 paintings from his tumultuous life, and Caravaggio historians know the story of each and every one. So if a canvas thought by some to be a Caravaggio lost for 400 years turns up in an attic in France, well some people are going to get worked up about it.
Read both of these articles for two different perspectives. What do you think?