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Caravaggio (Life & Times)

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Publisher Comments:

The Life & Times series tells the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Curie, Dietrich to Wilde. Offering expert, eminently readable texts by distinguished authors, these beautifully designed books feature chronologies, full indices, and striking color photos and illustrations. Together, they form a superb modern library of biography. Caravaggio was the most revolutionary artist of the Italian Baroque. Illuminating the humanity of his religious subjects, he established a new way of painting, and the intensity and drama of his "chiaroscuro style is matched only by his life. Outlaw, heretic, murderer, and sensualist--these are but a few of the charges brought against him by his contemporaries. Patrick Hunt, Professor of Humanities at Stanford University, sheds new light on Caravaggio's complex religious and classical imagery while placing his art in the context of his life.

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Accessible and affordable biography with over 30 full-color plates

Synopsis:

Caravaggio was the most revolutionary artist of the Italian Baroque. The intensity and drama of his chiaroscuro style is matched only by his life. Outlaw, heretic, murderer and sensualist are some of the charges brought against him by his contemporaries.

Synopsis:

“Offers a strong narrative and excellent illustrations.”—The Independent

This short, heavily illustrated biography in the Life&Times series shows how the most revolutionary artist of the Italian baroque consistently emphasized his religious subjects and, by doing so, established a new canon. Patrick Hunt brilliantly sketches the life of this mysterious and elusive artist.

About the Author

Patrick Hunt is a classical archaeologist and teacher of Humanities at Stanford University, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904341734
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Subject:
History - General
Author:
Hunt, Patrick
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Painting, italian
Subject:
History - Baroque & Rococo
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Subject:
Individual Artist
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Haus Publishing - Life & Times
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

Related Subjects

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Biography » Artists, Architects, and Photographers

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Product details 164 pages Haus Pub. - English 9781904341734 Reviews:
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Accessible and affordable biography with over 30 full-color plates
"Synopsis" by ,
Caravaggio was the most revolutionary artist of the Italian Baroque. The intensity and drama of his chiaroscuro style is matched only by his life. Outlaw, heretic, murderer and sensualist are some of the charges brought against him by his contemporaries.
"Synopsis" by ,

“Offers a strong narrative and excellent illustrations.”—The Independent

This short, heavily illustrated biography in the Life&Times series shows how the most revolutionary artist of the Italian baroque consistently emphasized his religious subjects and, by doing so, established a new canon. Patrick Hunt brilliantly sketches the life of this mysterious and elusive artist.

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