Caravaggio. the Complete Works. 40th Ed. (Hardcover)

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Caravaggio. the Complete Works. 40th Ed. (Hardcover)


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Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), was a legend even in his own lifetime. Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, the artist was at once celebrated and controversial: Violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a man on the run.

This edition offers a comprehensive reassessment of Caravaggio's entire oeuvre with a catalogue raisonn of his works. Each painting is reproduced with recent, high production photography allowing for dramatic close-ups with Caravaggio's ingenious details of looks and gestures.

Five introductory chapters analyze Caravaggio's artistic career from his early struggle to make a living, through his first public commissions in Rome, and his growing celebrity status. They look at his increasing daring with lighting and with a boundary-breaking naturalism which allowed even biblical events to unfold with an unprecedented immediacy before the viewer.

Product Details ISBN: 9783836587969
ISBN-10: 3836587963
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: July 29th, 2021
Pages: 512
Language: English