Andrew Graham-Dixon in art talk in Spalding

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Leading art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon is giving a lecture on Caravaggio at Spalding Grammar School in March.

The historian and broadcaster is speaking at one of the regular lectures arranged by Spalding Gentlemen’s Society.

Graham-Dixon, currently on our screens with Italy Unpacked, is one of the leading figures in broadcasting in the UK, having presented several major television series on art for the BBC.

He has spent a decade piecing together the scraps of evidence left of Caravaggio’s life, detail that will go into his talk, entitled Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane.

A society member said: “Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan, Rome and Naples through which Caravaggio moved and which Andrew Graham-Dixon describes brilliantly in this talk, are those of cardinals and whores, prayer and violence.”

The talk is to be held on Friday, March 20 at 8pm – doors open 7.15pm. Tickets costing £5 are available from South Holland Centre in Spalding.