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Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da 1573-1610

Works: 1,713 works in 3,534 publications in 12 languages and 80,114 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Art  History  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings: Painters 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Dedicatee, Inventor, Honoree, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: ND623.C26, 759.5
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Caravaggio : a life sacred and profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British art critic and historian describes the painter's artistic achievements and volatile life during the Counter-Reformation in Italy which included public brawls, murder, sexual escapades, and imprisonment in Malta
Caravaggio : painter of miracles by Francine Prose( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of late sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, and chronicles his life, later years in exile in Naples, Malta, and Sicily, and his influence on later generations of artists
Caravaggio by Catherine R Puglisi( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caravaggio was the most innovative painter of his time, and one of the greatest artists of any age. Controversial in his own lifetime, and notorious for his arrogance and violent character, he lived the last four years of his life in exile after committing murder. Yet he was always protected by influential patrons who admired the bold realism and originality of his art." "Recent archival research and historical investigations have produced much new information about Caravaggio and the culture and politics of his time, while cleaning, technical investigation and new discoveries have literally shed new light on the paintings. Making full use of all this material, Catherine Puglisi has produced a comprehensive monograph that supersedes all previous studies of the artist. All Caravaggio's works are discussed and illustrated in colour and full use is made of the latest documentation to present a lively and compelling portrait of the artist."--Jacket
Caravaggio by Giorgio Bonsanti( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caravaggio was born Michelangelo Merisi in 1570 or 1571, in Caravaggio in Lombardy, and moved to Rome in 1592, when he was in his 20s. His earliest influences were Lombard art, a style which has been noted for its realism. The relation between objects and natural and artificial light, which is an important feature of Caravaggio's work, was assimilated from this local tradition. The author examines the life and work of this innovative artist, including the Supper in Emmaus and the Beheading of the Baptist."--Amazon
Caravaggio by Alfred Moir( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Italian and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio by Alfred Moir( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio & his followers in Rome by David Franklin( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610) had a profound impact on a wide range of baroque painters of Italian, French, Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish origin who resided in Rome either during his lifetime or immediately afterward. This captivating book illustrates the notion of "Caravaggism," showcasing 65 works by Peter Paul Rubens and other important artists of the period who drew inspiration from Caravaggio. Also depicted are Caravaggio canvases that fully exhibit his distinctive style, along with ones that had a particularly discernible impact on other practitioners. Caravaggio's influence was greatest in Rome, where his works were seen by the largest and most international group of artists, and was at its peak in the early decades of the 17th century both before and after his untimely death at the age of 39. Not since Michelangelo or Raphael has one European artist affected so many of his contemporaries and over such broad geographic territory. Essays by an array of major Caravaggio scholars illuminate the underlying principles of the exhibit, reveal how Caravaggio altered the presentation and interpretation of many traditional subjects and inspired unusual new ones, and explore the artist's legacy and how he irrevocably changed the course of painting."--Publisher's description
Caravaggio : the art of realism by John L Varriano( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio by John T Spike( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM : "contains a file named CARAVA.pdf, which contains a searchable catalogue of the autograph, atrributed, and lost works of ... Caravaggio, with listings of selected copies, and a comprehensive bibliography and list of exhibitions, in .pdf ... "
Caravaggio and his two cardinals by Creighton Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study focuses on three paintings done by Caravaggio for the two Mattei brothers - a cardinal and a marquis who shared the family palace and, for a time, had Caravaggio as a house guest. The Mattei family has been given short shrift in the literature about Caravaggio, which otherwise has rightly devoted great attention to his patrons. This context enriches our understanding of the paintings - the "Pastor Friso," often dubiously said to represent John the Baptist, the Supper at Emmaus in the London National Gallery, and the newly rediscovered Kiss of Judas in Dublin - then implicates wider contexts, including a comparative study of the artist's most famous works, the Matthew cycle in the Contarelli chapel, and his other patrons, specifically Cardinal Del Monte. An examination of these relationships allows valuable insight into the question of Caravaggio's "naturalist style," his peers, and his period
Caravaggio, 1571-1610 by Gilles Lambert( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and major works of Italian painter Caravaggio
Rembrandt, Caravaggio by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio by John T Spike( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caravaggio : the complete works by Sebastian Schütze( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and Italian and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers a comprehensive examination of the whole of Caravaggio's œuvre with a catalogue raisonée of his works. Five introductory chapters analyse his artistic career from his training in Lombard Milan and his triumphal rise in papal Rome up to his dramatic final years in Naples, Malta and Sicily
Caravaggio : realism, rebellion, reception( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering Caravaggio : the art lover's guide to understanding symbols in his paintings by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Italian and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the works of the Italian painter along with an analysis of his skills and a portrait of his life
Caravaggio by Vittorio Sgarbi( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyser af den italienske maler Caravaggios værker
Caravaggio : a life by Helen Langdon( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of all the great Italian painters, Caravaggio speaks most clearly and powerfully to our time. Caravaggio's early paintings of cardsharps, musicians, and street vendors convey his familiarity and fascination with the Roman underworld; his stark and brilliant religious paintings represent, for the first time in European art, the world of the poor, the suffering, and the outcast, and they depict the religious experience of the individual with a directness our age can recognize." "Caravaggio lived hard and died young, having fled Rome for Sicily, apparently after killing another man in a dispute; his life, involving powerful patrons, sybaritic cardinals, and saints, as well as street boys, prostitutes, and rivalrous painters, is one of the most colorful of any artist's. This biography - the first in English in two generations - shows us Caravaggio's genius with the striking clarity of his own paintings."--Jacket
The complete paintings of Caravaggio by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1985 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents his paintings, critical comments, and a chronological survey of his life and work
Caravaggio's Rome : 1600-1630( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Amerighi, Michelangelo.

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