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Much of the art of the Renaissance was extremely religious in its nature The paintings from this time are almost entirely scenes from the Bible including the enunciation of the Virgin Mary depictions of the infant Jesus Christ the crucifixion of Christ and numerous other examples of Christian iconography One would imagine that virtuous upstanding artists would have created such angelic works of art The stunning displays of morality as seen in the works of many Renaissance painters are not always a reflection of the artists lifestyleTwo examples of artists whose paintings did not reflect their lifestyles were Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio and Fra Filippo Lippi Both of these artists created works that portrayed Christian iconography with great aesthetic expertise Among these works are Caravaggios The Inspiration of Matthew and Lippis Madonna with the Child and two Angels Fra Angelico was another artist from this same time period He is quite a contradiction compared to his contemporaries Angelico led a very pure life following the Christian morals of the time unlike his peersCaravaggio while a great artist had a stormy personal history Very little is known about his life until it began to be documented in the criminal courts His teens and early twenties were scattered with bouts of abject poverty until he became renowned as an artist From this point on his name appears every few months on the police blotter He became well known for picking fights threatening people with swords and being arrested for such deeds He was sued for libel and built up enemies to the point where his murder was attempted He was found in bed with wounds around his neck and left ear Because of this event Caravaggio was jailed in his house for an entire month He was forbidden to leave without written permission from the governor of Rome However it seemed nothing could keep Caravaggio out of trouble In the month of May 1606 he killed a
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