Saints and Sinners: Caravaggio and the Baroque Image

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This exhibition at Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art (February-May 1999) takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the style, subject matter, and functions of religious art in Italy between 1580-1680. The conceptual centerpiece of the exhibition is Caravaggio's recently rediscovered The Taking of Christ. The catalogue reproduces in color all of the paintings in the exhibition and includes a collection of essays that analyze how some of the period's most important artistic, religious, and social ...

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Overview

This exhibition at Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art (February-May 1999) takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the style, subject matter, and functions of religious art in Italy between 1580-1680. The conceptual centerpiece of the exhibition is Caravaggio's recently rediscovered The Taking of Christ. The catalogue reproduces in color all of the paintings in the exhibition and includes a collection of essays that analyze how some of the period's most important artistic, religious, and social concerns are encapsulated within the various images.

Contributors include Franco Mormando (Exhibition Organizer and Catalogue Editor), Gauvin Bailey, Noel Barber, Sergio Benedetti, Pamela Jones, John W. O'Malley, John Varriano, Josephine von Henneberg, and Thomas Worcester.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781892850003
  • Publisher: Mcmullen Museum Of Art, Boston College
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 9.84 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Statements from the Honorary Patrons of the Exhibition 6
Director's Foreword 9
Preface: The Murder behind the Discovery 11
Editor's Introduction 14
App Synopsis of the Exhibition 14
A Historiographical Frame for the Paintings: Recent Interpretations of Early Modern Catholicism 19
The Power of Images: Paintings and Viewers in Caravaggio's Italy 28
Plates of Paintings in the Exhibition 49
Trent and Beyond: Arts of Transformation 87
Teaching the Faithful to Fly: Mary Magdalene and Peter in Baroque Italy 107
Cardinal Caesar Baronius, the Arts, and the Early Christian Martyrs 136
The Jesuits and Painting in Italy, 1550-1690: The Art of Catholic Reform 151
"Just as your Lips Approach the Lips of your Brothers": Judas Iscariot and the Kiss of Betrayal 179
Caravaggio and Religion 191
Classical and Religious Influences in Caravaggio's Painting 208
Lenders to the Exhibition
Contributors to the Catalogue
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