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Caravaggio - The Artist and His Work (Hardback)
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Caravaggio - The Artist and His Work (Hardback)

Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 12/07/2012
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This is a fascinating re-evaluation of the life and works of a hugely talented yet controversial artist. The young Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) created a major stir in late-sixteenth-century Rome with the groundbreaking naturalism and highly charged emotionalism of his paintings. "Caravaggio" is a sumptuously illustrated and engagingly written volume that takes a fresh look at Caravaggio's life and works, uncovering evidence that the efforts of Caravaggio's contemporaries to disparage his character and his artwork often sprang from their own cultural biases or a desire to promote the artistic achievements of his rivals, and that contrary to repeated claims, Caravaggio lacked neither education nor piety, but was an extremely accomplished technician who developed a successful marketing strategy.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606060957
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 2422 g
Dimensions: 314 x 268 x 29 mm

"Richly illustrated with numerous fine color plates."--Choice
"A perceptive and readable scholarly volume."--The Burlington Magazine

"[Caravaggio] accomplishes the seemingly impossible by offering readers a fresh take on the issues of market, reception, and knowledge that informed Caravaggio's artistic production."--Renaissance Quarterly
"This is a rigorous and scrupulous reexamination of Caravaggio's works by the standards of art. . . . The narrative is clear and well-reasoned, and the translation from the original German is exemplary. . . . And then there are the works themselves! Gorgeously reproduced and exceptionally well integrated into the text, this is a book that should be particularly sought after by those new to the works of this incomparable master."--THE Magazine

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