Caravaggio by Neret Gilles

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ISBN 9783836559935 New Holland Publishers 2015 paperback

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571�’1610) was always a name to be reckoned with. Notorious bad boy of the Italian Baroque, the artist was at once celebrated andcontroversial, violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a man on the run. Though famed for his dramatic use of color, light, and shadow, it was above all Caravaggio’s boundary breaking naturalism which scorched his name into the annals of art history. From the dirtied soles of feet to the sexualised languor of bare flesh, the artist allowed even sacred and biblical scenes to unfold with a startling, often visceral humanity. This vivid pictorial world was accompanied by an equally intense personal biography, scored by gambling, debts, drunken brawls, and even a murder charge. This book brings together Caravaggio’s most famous and revolutionary works to explain why this artist is now considered the most important painter of the early Baroque period and one of the defining influences of art history, wit

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Weight 580 g
Dimensions 264 × 217 × 12 mm