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Carlton Thorne

2 Days Ago


Did you know that in the picture Cardsharps by artist Caravaggio, the players of a game of primero (pre-poker), consist of a dupe and two cardsharps engaged in a con. Caravaggio has treated this subject not as a caricature of vice but in a novelistic way, in which the interaction of gesture and glance evokes the drama of deception and lost innocence in the most human of terms.

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