Caravaggio

Caravaggio

by Patrick Hunt
     
 

Caravaggio (1571-1610) was the most revolutionary artist of the Italian Baroque. Consistently emphasising the humanity of his religious subjects, he established a new canon. The intensity and drama of his chiaroscuro style is matched only by his life. Outlaw, heretic, murderer and sensualist are a few of the charges brought against him by his contemporaries. Given the… See more details below

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Caravaggio (1571-1610) was the most revolutionary artist of the Italian Baroque. Consistently emphasising the humanity of his religious subjects, he established a new canon. The intensity and drama of his chiaroscuro style is matched only by his life. Outlaw, heretic, murderer and sensualist are a few of the charges brought against him by his contemporaries. Given the paucity of verifiable biographical documents, Caravaggio the man remains mysterious and elusive to his modern admirers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904341734
Publisher:
Haus Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Life&Times Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Acknowledgementsxi
Early Life and Training 1571-15921
Poverty and Patronage in Rome 1592-159511
Patronage of Cardinal Francesco Del Monte and Caravaggio's Bohemian Behaviour 1595-160029
Criminals and Courtesans and the Question of Caravaggio's Ambiguous Sexuality 1595-160053
Roman Summit: Egregius in urbe pictor 1600-160368
Libel, Prison and Escalating Violence 1603-160592
Murder and a Fugitive's Flight 1606104
Naples, Malta and Sicily 1606-1609110
Ars Moriendi or Ars Mortis 1609-1610129
Notes142
Chronology144
Bibliography152
Picture Sources155
New or Rebuilt Churches and Palaces in Counter-Reformation Rome 1549-1600156
Index158

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