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The moment of Caravaggio

Author: Michael Fried
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 2010.; Bollingen series, 35:51.
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This is an examination of one of the most important artists in the Western tradition by one of the leading art historians and critics of the past half-century. In his first extended consideration of the Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Michael Fried offers a transformative account of the artist's revolutionary achievement. Based on the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts  Read more...
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Named Person: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fried
ISBN: 9780691147017 0691147019
OCLC Number: 531718903
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
Description: x, 304 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Lecture 1. Boy bitten by a lizard --
Lecture 2. Immersion and specularity --
Lecture 3. The invention of absorption --
Lecture 4. Skepticism, Shakespeare, address, density --
Lecture 5. Severed representations --
Lecture 6. The internal structure of the pictorial act --
Conclusion.
Series Title: A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 2010.; Bollingen series, 35:51.
Responsibility: Michael Fried.

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Presents an account of the Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573-1610) and the artist's revolutionary achievement. This book focuses on the emergence of the full-blown  Read more...

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