Caravaggio

Caravaggio

by Catherine Puglisi, Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio, Catherine Publisi, Timothy Wilson-Smith
     
 
Making full use of new research and dramatic recent discoveries, Catherine Puglisi explores the life and times of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and presents all of his works in color. 230 illustrations, 220 in color.

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Making full use of new research and dramatic recent discoveries, Catherine Puglisi explores the life and times of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and presents all of his works in color. 230 illustrations, 220 in color.

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Library Journal
Neither the pedantic obscurantism nor the lurid biographical preoccupations that have marred recent studies of Caravaggio are present in this excellent opus. Puglisi's (art history, Rutgers Univ.) comprehensive overview covers what is known about the master with an unusually sensible and sensitive appreciation of the paintings and their place within his stylistic development. Caravaggio is insightfully situated in his art historical ambience, the paintings linked to a nexus of artistic influences. Refreshingly, the incisive iconographic explications of the paintings are articulated as expressions of the patrons' requirements and not as manifestations of the artist's psychological duress. A checklist of the master's oeuvre, an examination of his technique, and a selection of translated documents further enhance this exemplary study. Unusually fine and complete reproductions of the paintings and a plethora of comparative works complement the text. The elegant integration of biographical narrative, formal and intellectual characterization, and lavish illustration come together in what is now the best introduction to this pivotal figure.--Robert Cahn, Fashion Inst. of Technology, New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714834160
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.71(w) x 9.98(h) x 2.01(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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