Caravaggio: The Complete Paintings

  • Kod: 9783836501835
  • Autor: Schütze Sebastian
  • Dostępność: Dostępna
  • Producent: TASCHEN
  • Rok wydania: 2009-11-05
    Ilość stron: 400
    Oprawa: twarda

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Sublime Beauty and Dramatic Action

The complete œuvre of the dark genius who revolutionized European painting — and remains as controversial 400 years after his death

Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggiowas a legend even in his own lifetime. Celebrated by some for his naturalism and his revolutionary pictorial inventions, he was considered by others to have destroyed painting. Few other artists have provoked such controversy and so many contradictory interpretations right up to modern times.

This work offers a comprehensive new examination of Caravaggio's entire œuvre, with a catalogue raisonné of his works. Five introductory chapters analyse his artistic career from his training in Lombard Milan and his triumphal rise in papal Rome, up to his dramatic final years in Naples, Malta and Sicily. The spotlight thereby falls upon the radical nature and innovative force of Caravaggio's art and its influence in all of Europe.

Our understanding of Caravaggio's work has been substantially broadened in recent decades by major exhibitions, restoration campaigns, new attributions and archival discoveries. The new catalogue raisonné offers a detailed overview of the artist's entire œuvre based on the latest research. Every painting is reproduced in large-scale format, with spectacular details that offer dramatic close-ups and set new standards in print quality. (1571–1610),