The art: Caravaggio, The Flagellation of Christ, 1607.
The news: "The Torture Memos, Ten Years Later," by Andrew Cohen for TheAtlantic.com.
The source: Collection of the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples. 
Nota bene: Representations of torture in art go way, way back — and have remained an interest of artists ever since.

The art: Caravaggio, The Flagellation of Christ, 1607.

The news: "The Torture Memos, Ten Years Later," by Andrew Cohen for TheAtlantic.com.

The source: Collection of the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples. 

Nota bene: Representations of torture in art go way, way back — and have remained an interest of artists ever since.

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