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Caravaggio and Cupid : homage and rivalry in Rome and Florence

Author: Helen Langdon
Publisher: Edinburgh : National Galleries of Scotland, 2017.
Series: Watson Gordon lecture, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Caravaggio's astonishingly naturalistic and provocative 'Cupid Victorious' hung in the palace of a famous family at the heart of seventeenth-century Rome. Helen Langdon explores how the artist, famed for his originality, created a balance between a suggestion of his own world - a world of lively and rowdy street life - and a complex and ambiguous response to both ancient and Renaissance art and literature. Langdon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Art
Named Person: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Cupid, (Roman deity); Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Cupidon (Divinité romaine); Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; Cupid, (Roman deity)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Langdon
ISBN: 9781911054146 1911054147
OCLC Number: 1017882657
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Watson Gordon lecture, 2016.
Responsibility: Helen Langdon.

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A new look at work by Caravaggio, one of the most famous and fascinating artists of all time.  Read more...

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