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If one in this instance can acknowledge the equation that Caravaggio made between self and abomination then, one has to acknowledge other attributions between self and the subject of desire. It is common knowledge that the association between David & Goliath has long maintained pederastic implications. It is less to do with the manner in which David execution but by the proximity that one whom is beautiful has slain a body by this very merit. If we acknowledge that beauty in this case like that of Salome or Jezebel has offered a vehicle or mechanism in which the subject or object is able to manifest behaviour which ultimately will allow them to supersede especially imposed structures. The implication of this with David exists within visual or iconographic sphere through representation - whether it be Donatello (where David becomes increasingly androgynous or with the sculpture by Raphael where he becomes a dominant presence

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Caravaggio: The Pleasure/Pain principle  

Caravaggio: The Pleasure/Pain principle