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All the feels.

I’m kidding. Let’s get to the scholarship, shall we?

Caravaggio’s Death of the Virgin was a private commission for a public space (MY FAVORITE), because so many of them were rejected for reasons like androgynous angels or bare feet in their compositions.

Caravaggio was said to have used a cadaver as the model for the Virgin Mary. Yikes.

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