Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

W. W. Norton & Company, 10 nov. 2011 - 544 pagina's

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year

"This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century." —Hilary Spurling, New York Times Book Review

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. This commanding biography explores Caravaggio’s staggering artistic achievements, his volatile personal trajectory, and his tragic and mysterious death at age thirty-eight. Featuring more than eighty full-color reproductions of the artist’s best paintings, Caravaggio is a masterful profile of the mercurial painter.


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Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Gebruikersrecensie  - Book Verdict

New publications (e.g., Michael Fried's The Moment of Caravaggio and John T. Spike's Caravaggio) continue to appear in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Caravaggio. This one takes ... Volledige review lezen

CARAVAGGIO: A Life Sacred and Profane

Gebruikersrecensie  - Kirkus

Expansive life of the masterful yet mercurial artist.Even though he apprenticed and served in several studios, Caravaggio (1571-1610) painted according to his own rules, updating Bible stories with ... Volledige review lezen


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Over de auteur (2011)

Andrew Graham-Dixon is a prominent writer, television host, and historian. He has written a number of acclaimed books and has won the Hawthornden Prize, Britain’s top prize for writing about art. Considered “the most gifted art critic of his generation” (Robert Hughes), Graham-Dixon researched Caravaggio’s life for more than ten years.

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