Discovering Caravaggio: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Symbols in His Paintings

Discovering Caravaggio: The Art Lover's Guide to Understanding Symbols in His Paintings

by Stefano Zuffi, Philippe Daverio
     
 
Beautifully reproduced masterpieces showcase Caravaggio’s genius in a unique, highly educational, and enjoyable format. Published to coincide with an exhibition at Rome’s Scudrie del Quirinale on the four hundredth anniversary of Caravaggio’s death, this magnificent book reproduces fifty of his most important works from great museums around the world

Overview

Beautifully reproduced masterpieces showcase Caravaggio’s genius in a unique, highly educational, and enjoyable format. Published to coincide with an exhibition at Rome’s Scudrie del Quirinale on the four hundredth anniversary of Caravaggio’s death, this magnificent book reproduces fifty of his most important works from great museums around the world. Each work is accompanied by a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each painting and features captions that highlight the most important details or subtle symbolism embedded in a painting. Called the most famous painter in Rome during his lifetime, Caravaggio is credited with bringing realism to painting, refining the technique of chiaroscuro, and inspiring the rise of the baroque. Among the masterpieces included are Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Bacchus, John the Baptist, Medusa, Judith Beheading Holofernes, Amor Victorious, Ecce Homo and The Flagellation of Christ.

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From the Publisher
“This is a book I shall treasure for the rest of my life.” ~Karen Platt’s Book Review & Crafts

“The content is rich in detail and the prints are delightful tease for any coffee table.” ~LA2DAY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847835294
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
10/26/2010
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 13.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Stefano Zuffi is one of Italy’s most renowned art historians.

Philippe Daverio is the director of the famed French art magazine Art e Dossier.

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