Caravaggio

Works in Rome. Technique and Style
II. Entries

  • Collana Art monographs
  • Edited by Rossella Vodret, Giorgio Leone, Marco Cardinali, M. Beatrice De Ruggieri, Giulia Silvia Ghia
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 720
  • Illustrations 631
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2016
  • ISBN 9788836634309
  • Price € 95,00  € 80,75
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Abstract

Caravaggio has long been regarded as a revolutionary painter by virtue of his artistic language, which has aroused interest, involvement and authentic passion in patrons, collectors, writers and simple art lovers in various periods. The purpose of these two volumes is to shed light on his pictorial methods through technical research on the twenty-two unquestionably autograph works in Rome.

Comprising entries of these twenty-two paintings, this second volume works backwards to trace the material and therefore mental process that led the artist to the creation of some of the greatest masterpieces in the history of art. The fascinating journey developed through technical research takes us from the surface to the hidden layers of the paintings by means of infrared and radiographic techniques, close-up photography and the analysis of materials. Art-historical researchers, technical art historians, conservation scientists and restorers combine to tell a multidisciplinary tale that reveals many new elements and offers an overview of this extraordinary artist’s painting in all its uniqueness and complexity.