Caravaggio (EN)

The Complete Works

  • Edited by Rossella Vodret
  • Format 24x28 cm, paperback with flaps
  • Pages 216
  • Illustrations 150 coloured
  • Year 2010
  • ISBN 9788836616626
  • Price € 35,00  € 29,75
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Abstract

This monograph documents the complete works of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (MilaN, 1571 – Porto Ercole, 1610) and it aims at highlighting the master’s integrità and the fascination of his extraordinary art: he was a milestone in Italian and European artistic culture.

Caravaggio and his works have been in the past years the object of a sort of collective infatuation that on one side brought the value of the master’s painting at very high levels and, on the other, generated a proliferation of new attributions, with a subsequent uncertainty and confusion among Caravaggio’s lovers, but also a devaluation of the excellent level of the autograph works.

This new book, published on the fourth centenary of Michelangelo Merisi’s death, is based on the analysis of the artistic production which is confirmed as Caravaggio’s, thanks also to the discoveries of recent years.

The author tells the artist’s life, characterized by lights and shadows, by marvel and scandal, thus presenting us an exceptionally real and alive profile of Caravaggio as a man, as well as his capability to innovate painting through creativity and technique. A complete work, with high-quality reproductions of the paintings, that presents the surprising and troubled style of the greatest genius of Italian XVII century.

The Author: Rossella Vodret is an expert of the early XVII century painting, and specifically of Caravaggio and his followers; she has been curator of major exhibitions in Italy and abroad. She is the author of many scientific publications dedicated mainly to Roman painting of the early XVII century.