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Caravaggio's Cardsharps : trickery and illusion

Author: Helen Langdon
Publisher: Fort Worth : Kimbell Art Museum, [2012], ©2012.
Series: Kimbell Art Museum.; Kimbell masterpiece series.
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"The Cardsharps, one of the paintings that launched Caravaggio's spectacular career in Rome, captured the turbulent social reality of the city in the 1590s. This early masterpiece not only documented one of the everyday activities of Rome's citizens, but its vivid, lifelike style also opened the door to a revolutionary naturalism that would spread throughout Europe. Helen Langdon, the scholar whose illuminating  Read more...
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Named Person: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Langdon
ISBN: 9780300185102 0300185103
OCLC Number: 785864596
Description: 74 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Cardshaprs: an introduction --
From street to palace: a cardinal buys The Cardsharps --
Rome: a thieves' paradise --
The Cardsharps: Northern Italy to Rome --
Rogues and Picaros --
The spread of copies --
The fortunes of The Cardsharps --
Trickery and illusion.
Series Title: Kimbell Art Museum.; Kimbell masterpiece series.
Responsibility: Helen Langdon.

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The "Cardsharps", one of the paintings that launched Caravaggio's spectacular career in Rome, captured the turbulent social reality of the city in the 1590s. By fully analyzing one of Caravaggio's  Read more...

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"Helen Langdon has produced a beautifully written scholarly study about two celebrated works by Caravaggio."--Brian Tovey, "The Art Newspaper"--Brian Tovey"The Art Newspaper" (02/01/2014)

 
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