Lecturer not in the history of art, but in the history of philosophy, at the University of Bergamo, Giuseppe Fornari addresses in the essay “Caravaggio’s truth” a personal interpretation of the work of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.
Confronting himself, both with some set ups born from the enormous and growing notoriety of the seventeenth-century artist, and with historical criticism first, and then with the recent one, he elaborates a theory not free from personal ideological convictions.
He starts from the assumption that “Caravaggio must be sought where he wanted to be found”, that is, in his works and, for this reason, he…