Study Of A Naked Man – Giuseppe Cesari (1568-1640)
Cesari grew-up very poor in Arpino, near Roma. But, he died, in his 80s, very wealthy, the friend of Popes and one-percenters. He was said to be quite touchy about his status in society. Surprisingly, his most notable student was that rabble-rousing queer, Caravaggio, who hung out with low-lifes, and whose job at Cesari’s studio was as a painter of flowers and fruit.