Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Caravaggio (1571-1610) became the archetype of the artist rebel. He lived his life on the edge of the law; he was arrested on a number of occasions, and he never allowed anyone to diss him. However, that’s not what made him a true rebel—his rebellious spirit and revolutionary mind came from his risk taking to strive against the mainstream and present reality as it was.
When was the last time you dared to strive against the mainstream?