Caravaggio Saves the World


Dostoyevsky famously wrote: “Beauty will save the world.”

In the 17th century, in the throes of reformation and counter-reformation, the world was very much in need of saving and beauty can to the rescue.

Elizabeth Lew at Aletia, gives us the story.

“Enter the painters. Brandishing brushes, flanked by theologians and girded with personal faith, artists worked to ignite the imagination and deepen adoration for the Eucharist in their empirical times.”

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