“Jesus wept at the tomb of his friend
And then he raised him up again.”
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (September 29, 1571 – July 18, 1610) painted Resurrection of Lazarus in 1609, not long before his death, and while on the run for various crimes committed in his often wild and tumultuous life. He was on his way to Rome hopeful of pardon when it appears he died on fever.
His painting has received the restoration he longed for and has also found its way to Rome where it is currently on display. Read the BBC’s report.