Caravaggio’s “Madonna di Loreto,” the Madonna of the Pilgrims. Caravaggio’s hyper-realism is a magician’s conjuring trick, and a perfect metaphor for great art, which declines to make obvious its deepest truths, leaving us to decipher them if we can. (Basilica di Sant' Agostino, Rome).
Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio - Madonna di Loreto
Detail from Caravaggio’s “Madonna of Loreto”, c.1604.