As a professor of Art History, specialising in the Baroque, Felix Witting taught for many years before devoting himself exclusively to research and writing. His passion for Caravaggio's work, and for the man himself, can be easily perceived in this remarkable monograph. As a doctor of Psychology, M. L. Patrizi has always been interested in criminal profiles. A lover of Art History, the author could not help but be intrigued by Caravaggio's personality and oeuvre. Violent, fragile, but above all incredibly gifted, Caravaggio became M. L. Patrizi's favourite subject.