Caravaggio painted male nudes, particularly handsome men and naked saints, but now his work has been classified as that of a ‘normal’ man.
One of the most ‘homoerotic’ painters of all times is now at the center of a debate about his sexuality in Italy.
Italy’s best-selling newspaper, la Repubblica, has released a DVD on Caravaggio, the Renaissance painter, branding him ‘normal, not homosexual.’
‘Caravaggio was not homosexual. He was normal and he killed Ranuccio Tomassoni di Terni because of his love for a woman,’ it claims.