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Caravaggio. The Complete Works

Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 6.97 lb, 306 pages
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Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, now considered one of the greatest influences in all of art history. This comprehensive catalogue raisonné reproduces all of Caravaggio's paintings as well as a number of dramatic details of his boundary-breaking realism. Five chapters assess Caravaggio's artistic daring, while a detailed chronology traces his dramatic personal life.

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.

This work offers a comprehensive reassessment of Caravaggio’s entire œuvre with a catalogue raisonné of his works. Each painting is reproduced in large format, with recent, high production photography allowing for dramatic close-ups with Caravaggio's ingenious details of looks and gestures.

Five introductory chapters analyze Caravaggio's artistic career from his early struggle to make a living, through his first public commissions in Rome, and his growing celebrity status. They look at his increasing daring with lighting and with a boundary-breaking naturalism which allowed even biblical events to unfold with an unprecedented immediacy before the viewer.
The author

Sebastian Schütze was a longtime research fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute for Art History) in Rome. He is a member of the academic board of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples, and a member of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. From 2003 to 2009 he held the Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University in Kingston. In 2009 he was appointed professor of early modern art history at Vienna University.

Caravaggio.
The Complete Works
Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 6.97 lb, 306 pages
Caravaggio.
The Complete Works
New edition, only US$ 70
Original edition US$ 150
Save US$ 80
Registry for availability info