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M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

As vividly and unflinchingly presented herein with "blood and bone and sinew" (Times Literary Supplement) by Peter Robb, Caravaggio's wild and tempestuous life was a provocation to a culture in a state of siege. The end of the sixteenth century was marked by the Inquisition and Counter-Reformation, a background of ideological war against which, despite all odds, brilliant feats of art and science were achieved. No artist captured the dark, violent spirit of the time better than Caravaggio, variously known as Marisi, Moriggia, Merigi, and sometimes, simply M. As art critic Robert Hughes has said, "There was art before him and art after him, and they were not the same." Robb's masterful biography "re-creates the mirror Cravaggio held up to nature," as Hilary Spurling wrote in The New York Times Book Review, "with singular delicacy as well as passion and panache."

Synopsis:

Sometimes known simply as M, Caravaggio threw out Renaissance dogma to paint with dazzling originality and fierce vitality--qualities that are echoed in Robb's prose as he suspends time to capture the artist's wild and tempestuous life. of full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Peter Robb was born in Australia and has lived in Naples and southern Italy for most of the past two decades. His first book, Midnight in Sicily, was a New York Times Notable Book and a New York Public Library Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312274740
Author:
Robb, Peter
Publisher:
Picador USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da
Subject:
Painters -- Italy.
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page bandw photo insert, 8-page color
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , Sometimes known simply as M, Caravaggio threw out Renaissance dogma to paint with dazzling originality and fierce vitality--qualities that are echoed in Robb's prose as he suspends time to capture the artist's wild and tempestuous life. of full-color illustrations.
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