Art in Short Stories: St Matthew and the Angel

Nouveau riches often have no idea about the true value of art. For instance, they say there was one Hungarian aristocrat in Vienna in the 18th century, who wanted to participate in the carnival. He planned to dress like a beggar, but it necessarily had to be the most luxurious costume of a poor man in history! And what he did? The aristocrat took the canvas by Caravaggio, pulled it out of the frame, pierced it and sauntered along the streets of Vienna in that linen cloth, which once used to be a priceless masterpiece…

Caravaggio Paintings

Caravaggio Biography

St Matthew and the Angel

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