Caravaggio / Edition 1

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Overview

Caravaggio was one of the most important Italian painters of the 17th century. He was, in fact, the wellspring of Baroque painting. In Hibbard's words, Caravaggio's paintings "speak to us more personally and more poignantly than any others of the time". In this study, Howard Hibbard evaluates the work of Caravaggio: notorious as a painter-assassin, hailed by many as an original interpreter of the scriptures, a man whose exploration of nature has been likened to that of Galileo.

"It is hard to imagine a better one."--Francis Haskell, New York Review of Books

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In Caravaggio, his biography of the fascinating 16th-century painter, Howard Hibbard has collected and made comprehensible the extensive body of knowledge accumulated on the subject in the late 20th century. While developing a psychological profile of Caravaggio is key to this study's approach, the discussion maintains an objective tone that lends authority to Hibbard's conclusions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064301282
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1985
  • Series: ICON Editions Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.21 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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