Caravaggio - Sebastian Schutze (Hardcover)

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Barcode
9783836555814
Department
Books
Released
19 Aug 2015
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Sebastian Schutze
Sebastian, Dr Schutze
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Taschen America Llc
Language
English
Number of Pages
306
Dimensions
371 x 272mm (4.31kg)

Annotation

This title offers a comprehensive examination of the whole of Caravaggio's ¶uvre with a catalogue raisonâee of his works. Five introductory chapters analyse his artistic career from his training in Lombard Milan and his triumphal rise in papal Rome up tohis dramatic final years in Naples, Malta and Sicily.

Summary

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 œuvre with a catalogue raisonné 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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Art
BISAC Subject 1
Art / Individual Artists / Monographs
BISAC Subject 2
Art / Individual Artists / General
BISAC Subject 3
Art / Individual Artists / General
BISAC Subject 4
Art / Individual Artists / Monographs
BISAC Subject 5
Architecture / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
BIC Classification 1
Renaissance art
BIC Classification 2
Individual artists, art monographs
Library Subject 1
Painting, Italian - Catalogues raisonnaes - 16th century
Library Subject 2
Painting, Italian - Catalogues raisonnaes - 17th century
Dewey Classification
709

Author Bio

Sebastian Sch tze was a longtime research fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute for Art History) in Rome. He is a member of the academic board of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici in Naples, and a corresponding member of the sterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. From 2003 to 2009 he held the Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen's University in Kingston. In 2009 he was appointed Professor of Early Modern Art History at Vienna University.