Caravaggio - David with the Head of Goliath (1610). The face of Goliath is Caravaggio's. The face of David is Cecco, the painter's studio assistant and lover whom he abandoned for Malta.

Cantata Text Booklet for the Holy Days – Caravaggio’s Dagger VI:7

I was asked this afternoon about the origin of the relationship between the painter Caravaggio and my book. The painter’s way of life and how he depicted life in his work constitute one of the exemplifications of abandonment of right action. This exemplification is stated expressly in the concluding Taxonomy in poem VII, “Cantata Text Booklet for…