Some paintings by Caravaggio or other noted painters induce in some people a certain revulsion. Beheading's, death, blood, torture, war, sacrifice, medical procedures, etc., have all been subjects for artwork. Some artists believe that the primary purpose of art is to reflect beauty and that beauty itself is sacred because Beauty, Truth and Goodness are One and the same. They believe that art without beauty is not worthwhile art, or may not even be considered 'art' at all.
Yet, if this painting depicting a murder is profane, and profane is the absence of the sacred, can this painting still be called Beautiful? If not, is it still worthwhile art? Is it even 'art'?
If this painting is art but it is profane, than profane art objects must also be considered of value along with the beautiful. Where is the line drawn between an art object considered to be beautiful, and one considered to be offensive, ugly, or profane? What is expressed that decides the difference? Is this painting profane? Is it Beautiful?