A new book on Palermo's stolen Caravaggio reignites an old debate on art, the Mafia, and the inefficiency of Italian authorities.
Citing documents from the Vatican Secret Archives, an Italian historian argues that 17th-century documents reveal Renaissance artist Caravaggio was assassinated by the Knights of Malta.
How did one of the world’s wealthiest museums end up keeping company with an international coterie of thieves and thugs?
Royal wedding puts spotlight on a family that has plenty of assets. But most of those on display during the royal wedding are owned by the government.
Caravaggio fans were no doubt disappointed when scholars announced that the 'Martyrdom of St. Lawrence,' initially thought to be the work of Caravaggio, was likely painted by one of his followers.
Caravaggio scholars are working to authenticate a painting of St. Lawrence's martyrdom, which has features typical of Caravaggio's style, the Vatican newspaper has reported. Caravaggio or not, the painting is quite good, say art historians.
Caravaggio – the Italian painter known for his realism and dramatic use of lighting – was probably the original owner of the five bone fragments unearthed in Tuscany, DNA tests reveal.
Ex-McDonald's executive aims to bring corporate savvy to Italy's financially troubled museums and monuments.
Art historians in Italy think they have uncovered a tiny hidden self portrait of Caravaggio using an infared technique. But not everyone's convinced.