Michaelango Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Doubting Thomas, Oil on canvas, (1602-3).
Even today there is something quite shocking about Caravaggio’s ‘Doubting Thomas’. For me, it is disturbingly literal. The ragged apostles, perhaps even a little ugly, are crudely observing Thomas put his finger inside the wound of Jesus. It is both invasive and a little mundane; yet these qualities suggest something profound about our relationship with Christ. [Read more…]