Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Nov 10, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
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“This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century.”—Hilary Spurling, New York Times Book Review

In a bravura performance, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio’s staggering artistic achievements, delving into the original Italian sources to create a masterful profile of the mercurial painter. This New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year features more than eighty full-color reproductions of the artist’s best paintings.
  

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User Review  - Slim Khezri - Goodreads

This is a great biographical book on the life of the great Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio titled After you complete this read, you will never look at a Caravaggio work the same way ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeffrey - Goodreads

There are only two books over the last year that I truly savored. One is The Vixen by WSMerwin. I re-read the poems in this volume in awe over a period of two months, reading one and reading it again ... Read full review

Contents

List of Illustrations and Illustration
ix
Milan c 1590 Rome c 1600
xxii
Rome 15925 61
5
The Alban Hills Naples Malta
327
Epilogue
443
Further Reading
483
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About the author (2011)

Andrew Graham-Dixon has presented six landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed A History of British Art, Renaissance and Art of Eternity, as well as numerous individual documentaries on art and artists. For more than twenty years he has published a weekly column on art, first in the Independent and, more recently, in the Sunday Telegraph. He has written a number of acclaimed books, on subjects ranging from medieval painting and sculpture to the art of the present, including Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide, and Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel.

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