Caravaggio. The Complete Works. 40th Ed.

Sebastian Schütze author

Format:Hardback

Publisher:Taschen GmbH

Published:29th Jul '21

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Caravaggio. The Complete Works. 40th Ed. cover

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. Today, he is considered one of the greatest influences in all art history. This edition offers a neat and comprehensive Caravaggio catalogue raisonné. Each of his paintings is reproduced from recent top-quality photography, allowing for a vivid encounter with the artist’s ingenious repertoire of looks and gestures, as well as numerous detail shots of his boundary-breaking naturalism. Five accompanying chapters trace the complete arc of Caravaggio’s career from his first public commissions in Rome through to his growing celebrity status and trace his tempestuous personal life, in which drama loomed as prominently as in his canvases.

“The pictures come across as so real that leafing through this book, the reader almost smells the oil paint. Every page is a pleasure for the senses.” * NDR Kultur *
“This book is an artwork unto itself—perfect for Italian Renaissance aficionados.” * Die Welt *
“The reproductions are excellent, the details often breathtakingly vivid..." * The Royal Academy Magazine *

ISBN: 9783836587969

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: 1110g

512 pages