NYT: Unearthing Doubts About Caravaggio’s Remains

"... [A]fter a year of investigations, which included DNA testing, Mr. Vinceti and a team of scientists said last June that they had identified a group of bones from a local crypt as Caravaggio’s. At first, Mr. Vinceti said they could be only 85 percent sure of their findings. But on Saturday — citing months of cross-referencing historical documents and various scientific tests — he said he was 100 percent certain. 'This,' Mr. Vinceti said, 'is Caravaggio.' But some art historians disagree. ... Mr. Vinceti shrugged off the naysayers. 'University professors are not the only ones who harbor history’s truth,' he said. 'I think our results with Caravaggio have overturned that paradigm. We’ve shown that if one works with passion and rigor something can emerge.'"

URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/05/world/europe/05italy.html?_r=1&ref=europe

1 comment:

  1. See also "BBC: Church bones 'belong to Caravaggio', researchers say"

    URL: http://sfsuhsa.blogspot.com/2010/06/bbc-church-bones-belong-to-caravaggio.html