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Caravaggio : the artist and his work

Author: S Ebert-Schifferer
Publisher: Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The young Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) created a major stir in late-sixteenth-century Rome with the groundbreaking naturalism and highly charged emotionalism of his paintings. One might think, given the vast number of books that have been written about him, that everything that could possibly be said about the artist has been said. However, the author of this book argues, it is important to take a
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Ebert-Schifferer
ISBN: 9781606060957 1606060953
OCLC Number: 759909848
Notes: Translation of: Caravaggio / Sybille Ebert-Schifferer. -- München : C.H. Beck, c2009. -- 319 pages ; 32 cm.
Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: From painting angel to the corruptor of painting : the birth of a dark legend --
Milan and Caravaggio : childhood and youth --
Education in Milan --
The road to Rome --
The first years in Rome --
Initial independence and early friendships --
In the household of Cardinal del Monte --
A star among Roman painters --
Artist rivalries and the libel suit of 1603 --
Turbulent times, stirring devotional paintings --
On the Colonna estates --
New fame in Naples --
Malta and the knighthood --
Flight to Sicily --
Return and death --
Innovation and self-stylization --
The making of the paintings : the trade secret --
Artificial and natural, sacred and profane --
Amazement and wonder --
Emotion and sensuality.
Other Titles: Caravaggio.
Responsibility: Sybille Ebert-Schifferer.

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