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Caravaggio

The Complete Works

by Sebastian Schtze



ISBN:9783836555814
Format:Hardback
Page Extent:306 pages
Book Size:256 x 223 x 23 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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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 uvre with a catalogue raisonn of his works. Each painting is reproduced in large format, 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 realism which allowed even biblical events to unfold with an unprecedented immediacy before the viewer