Caravaggio: The Complete Works

By | March 24, 2018
Caravaggio: The Complete Works Author Sebastian Schütze
ISBN-10 3836562863
ISBN-13 9783836562867
Year 2017-05-04
Pages 524
Language English
Publisher Taschen
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A Revolution in Painting The mysterious genius who transformed European art Caravaggio or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 15711610 was always a name to be reckoned with Notorious bad boy of Italian painting the artist was at once celebrated and controversial violent in temper precise in technique a creative master and a man on the run Today he is considered one of the greatest influences in all art history This Bibliotheca Universalis edition offers a neat yet comprehensive Caravaggio catalogue raisonn Each of his paintings is reproduced from recent top quality photography allowing for a vivid encounter with the artists ingenious repertoire of looks and gestures as well as numerous detail shots of his boundary breaking naturalism whether a grubby foot or the soft folds of a sagging stomach Five accompanying chapters trace the complete arc of Caravaggios career from his first public commissions in Rome through to his growing celebrity status while the books detailed chronology traces his tempestuous personal life in which drama loomed as prominently as in his chiaroscuro canvases About the series Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable democratic price Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980 the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible open minded publishing Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art anthropology and aphrodisia Bookworms delight never bore always excite

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