Caravaggio, 1571-1610

Caravaggio, 1571-1610

A Genius Beyond His Time

Paperback - 2007
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A genius beyond his time   Notorious bad boy of Italian Baroque painting, Caravaggio (1571-1610) is finally getting the recognition he deserves. Though his name may be familiar to all of us, his work has been habitually detested and forced into obscurity. Not only was his theatrical realism unfashionable in his time, but his sacrilegious subject matter and use of lower class models were violently scorned.

Caravaggio's great work had the misfortune of enduring centuries of disrepute. It wasn't until the end of the 19th century that he was rediscovered and, quite posthumously, deemed a great master. He is now considered the most important painter of the early Baroque period; without him there would have been no Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Vermeer or Georges de la Tour. Franz Hals, Rembrandt, Delacroix, and Manet would have been different.

In this new book you'll find over 50 of Caravaggio's best paintings; we think you'll agree that he was a genius beyond his time.   About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
Publisher: Köln ; New York : Taschen, c2007.
ISBN: 9783822863053
382286305X
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.

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Dec 29, 2016

The text is brief, and relates almost entirely to his life, with awkwardly written bits that are critical/ interpretive. Excellent and large pictures with many detail shots.

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