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The Guardian of Mercy

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How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today

The Guardian of Mercy

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Titolo The Guardian of Mercy
Sottotitolo How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today
Autore Terence Ward
ISBN 9788865001240
Editore Libreria Editrice Fiorentina
Pagine/durata 208
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Tucked inside a tiny church in Naples hangs one of the wonders of Italian art. This altarpiece by the painter Caravaggio offers a radical and fresh take on human solidarity, the cornerstone of all faiths. The unusual true story told in this book unfolds through the eyes of Angelo, who guards the painting as if it were his own. The seven Acts of Mercy was created four hundrede years ago while Caravaggio was fleeing his murder conviction and the dreaded Roman police. It carries a visionary message. Brimming with suspense, color, and contrast, the narrative follows the painter through a succession of offerings: food for the hungry, water to the thirsty, a roof for those without, clothes for the naked, care for the sick and those behind bars, and burials for the dead.