Caravaggio: The Complete Works by Sebastian SchutzeCaravaggio: The Complete Works by Sebastian Schutze

Caravaggio: The Complete Works

bySebastian Schutze

Hardcover | July 20, 2017

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A Revolution in Painting
The mysterious genius who transformed European art

Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), 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 raisonné. Each of his paintings is reproduced from recent top-quality photography, allowing for a vivid encounter with the artist’s 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 Caravaggio’s career from his first public commissions in Rome through to his growing celebrity status, while the book’s detailed chronology traces his tempestuous personal life, in which drama loomed as prominently as in his chiaroscuro canvases.

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Title:Caravaggio: The Complete WorksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:524 pages, 7.7 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:July 20, 2017Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836562863

ISBN - 13:9783836562867


Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is a good book Caravaggio as influence painters through history such as Rembrandt... No one had ever approached painting with such truth! (Clair obscure ) His character was also unusual, to say the list: Having to escape the Papal justice for murder. Let say he had a temper! Accompanying his major work, are full blown "details" of his paintings. He resonate as a more realistic artist then that of his Contemporain. The facial expression on his models are not allegorical but real to a modern eyes. It is a good book.
Date published: 2018-05-25