If you would like to better understand the sheer power and value of painting you should look to the masters. Caravaggio's body of work is just! just!! just!!! phenomenal!!!!!!. The fact that he lived such a colourful life yet had the sensitivity, courage, and talent to deliver such deeply personal work is beyond profound!!! If you ever get a chance to see a painting by this master I encourage you to do so. For those living near Ottawa, Canada, there will be a show at the National Gallery of Canada this summer, I cant wait!!!