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Caravaggio. The Complete Works_Sebastian Schütze_9783836555814_Taschen GmbH

SKU: 9783836555814 Supplier: Taschen GmbH Out of stock


Author: Sebastian Schütze

Format:  Hardback | 306 pages

Dimensions: 250 x 340 x 40.64mm | 3,159g

Publication date:  05 Mar 2021

Caravaggio, or more accurately Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), was always a name to be reckoned with. Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, the artist was at once celebrated and controversial: Violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a man on the run.

This work offers a comprehensive reassessment of Caravaggio's entire oeuvre with a catalogue raisonne of his works. Each painting is reproduced in large format, with recent, high production photography allowing for dramatic close-ups with Caravaggio's ingenious details of looks and gestures.

Five introductory chapters analyze Caravaggio's artistic career from his early struggle to make a living, through his first public commissions in Rome, and his growing celebrity status. They look at his increasing daring with lighting and with a boundary-breaking naturalism which allowed even biblical events to unfold with an unprecedented immediacy before the viewer.


 Caravaggio. The Complete Works_Sebastian Schütze_9783836555814_Taschen GmbH