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Caravaggio : The Complete Works (Hardcover) (Sebastian Schu00fctze)

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Realist revolutionary: The painter who brought the heavenly down to earth
Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), was always a name to be reckoned with.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 work offers a comprehensive reassessment of Caravaggio’s entire oeuvre with a catalogue raisonné of his works. Each painting is reproduced in large format, with recent, high production photography allowing fordramatic 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 realism which allowed even biblical events to unfold with an unprecedented immediacy before the viewer. An accompanyingartist chronology follows Caravaggio's equally tumultous personal life, tracing his history ofdebts, gambling, drunken brawls, and murder.
Realist revolutionary: The painter who brought the heavenly down to earth
Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571?1610), was always a name to be reckoned with.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 work offers a comprehensive reassessment of Caravaggio?s entire oeuvre with a catalogue raisonné of his works. Each painting is reproduced in large format, with recent, high production photography allowing fordramatic 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 realism which allowed even biblical events to unfold with an unprecedented immediacy before the viewer. An accompanyingartist chronology follows Caravaggio's equally tumultous personal life, tracing his history ofdebts, gambling, drunken brawls, and murder.
Number of Pages: 306
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Sebastian Schu00fctze
Language: English
Street Date: August 19, 2015
TCIN: 17304794
UPC: 9783836555814
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-0962
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