This volume considers Caravaggio's revolutionary "realism" from a range of perspectives by a plurality of leading scholars. First, it advances our understanding of Caravaggio's relationship with the "new" science of observation championed by Galileo. Second, it examines afresh the theoretical nature of Caravaggio's seemingly direct "realism." Third, it extends the horizons of research on Caravaggio's complex intellectual and social milieu between high and low cultures. Fourth, it redefines our understanding of the relationship between Caravaggio's life and his art in historical terms.
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The dramatic realism of Caravaggio's art has fascinated viewers since the seventeenth century. Yet no prior monograph presents the thorough investigation of Caravaggio's "realism" ventured in John Varriano's remarkable book. Forgoing the "life and works" format of most earlier monographs, Varriano concentrates on uncovering the principles and practices -- the intellect and the imagination -- that guided Caravaggio's eye and brush as he made some of the most controversial paintings in the history of art. The book contains numerous color illustrations that will help readers experience Caravaggio's art and follow the author's informative discussion of such famed paintings as "Victorious Love" and "David with the Head of Goliath". -- From publisher's description.
“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.
Caravaggio is one of the most sensuous painters of all time. And of the major European painters who sought to overthrow established artistic orthodoxies through a return to, or a strengthening of, naturalism (Giotto, Masaccio, Leonardo, Courbet, Manet), Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571-1610), was perhaps the most revolutionary. John Gash, Lecturer in Art History at the University of Aberdeen, examines how Caravaggio's principal innovations--his use of chiaroscuro, his practice of painting directly from posed models--formed part of a polemical yet highly expressive rhetoric of the real. Caravaggio is one of the most sensuous painters of all time. And of the major European painters who sought to overthrow established artistic orthodoxies through a return to, or a strengthening of, naturalism (Giotto, Masaccio, Leonardo, Courbet, Manet), Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571-1610), was perhaps the most revolutionary. John Gash, Lecturer in Art History at the University of Aberdeen, examines how Caravaggio's principal innovations--his use of chiaroscuro, his practice of painting directly from posed models--formed part of a polemical yet highly expressive rhetoric of the real.
Making full use of new research and dramatic recent discoveries, Catherine Puglisi explores the life and times of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and presents all of his works in color. 230 illustrations, 220 in color.
This is a groundbreaking examination of one of the most important artists in the Western tradition by one of the leading art historians and critics of the past half-century. In his first extended consideration of the Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573-1610), Michael Fried offers a transformative account of the artist's revolutionary achievement. Based on the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts delivered at the National Gallery of Art, The Moment of Caravaggio displays Fried's unique combination of interpretive brilliance, historical seriousness, and theoretical sophistication, providing sustained and unexpected readings of a wide range of major works, from the early Boy Bitten by a Lizard to the late Martyrdom of Saint Ursula. And with close to 200 color images, The Moment of Caravaggio is as richly illustrated as it is closely argued. The result is an electrifying new perspective on a crucial episode in the history of European painting. Focusing on the emergence of the full-blown "gallery picture" in Rome during the last decade of the sixteenth century and the first decades of the seventeenth, Fried draws forth an expansive argument, one that leads to a radically revisionist account of Caravaggio's relation to the self-portrait; of the role of extreme violence in his art, as epitomized by scenes of decapitation; and of the deep structure of his epoch-defining realism. Fried also gives considerable attention to the art of Caravaggio's great rival, Annibale Carracci, as well as to the work of Caravaggio's followers, including Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi, Bartolomeo Manfredi, and Valentin de Boulogne.
This volume brings together more than thirty of Richard Spear's most important articles and selected chapters from his main books, organized in three sections, Caravaggio and Caravaggism, Italy and France, and Bolognese Painters. The author provides important addenda and retrospective critical reflections on each of the essays. Contents: Caravaggio and Caravaggism: Caravaggio and His Followers Caravaggisti at the Palazzo Pitti 'The International Caravaggesque Movement' by Benedict Nicolson Stocktaking in Caravaggio Studies The Critical Fortune of a Realist Painter Leonardo, Raphael, and Caravaggio Artemisia Gentileschi: Ten Years of Fact and Fiction Caravaggio's 'Death of the Virgin' by Pamela Askew Saints and Sinners Italy and France: Baciccio's Pendant Paintings of 'Venus and Adonis' Baciccio's 'Venus and Adonis': A Postscript Studies in Conservation and Connoisseurship: Problematic Paintings by Manfredi, Saraceni and Guercino Johann Liss Reconsidered Princeton: Italian Baroque Paintings Notes on Naples in the Seicento The Literary Sources of Poussin's 'Realm of Flora' On the Relationship between Subject and Decorative Modes in Baroque Fresco Cycles A New Book on La Tour 'The French Painters of the Seventeenth Century' by Christopher Wright Reni contre Dominiquin dans la litterature d'art francaise du XVIIe siecle Bolognese Painters: Domenichino and the Farnese 'Loggia del Giardino' Preparatory Drawings by Domenichino The Cappella della Strada Cupa: a Forgotten Domenichino Chapel Bolognese Paintings in Florence A Forgotten Landscape Painter: Giovanni Battista Viola Domenichino's Artistic Personality Domenichino Addenda Re-viewing the 'Divine Guido' Guercino's 'Prix-fixe': Observations on Studio Practices and Art Marketing in Emilia "Martyr", "Mary Magdalene" and "Di sua mano" from 'The "Divine" Guido: Religion, Sex, Money and Art in the World of Guido Reni' Guido's Grace Additional Notes Index.
Analyzes the development of the art of the seventeenth-century Italian painter, Caravaggio, and discusses his life and personality
In addition to providing a biographical account, this book sets Caravaggio's work in its artistic, religious and scientific context; explores its major themes; and highlights its salient characteristics, also marked by a degree of violence: Violent subject matter: a dominant theme is execution by decapitation.
The young Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) created a major stir in late-sixteenth-century Rome with the groundbreaking naturalism and highly charged emotionalism of his paintings. One might think, given the vast number of books that have been written about him, that everything that could possibly be said about the artist has been said. However, the author of this book argues, it is important to take a fresh look at the often repeated and widely accepted narratives about the artist’s life and work. Sybille Ebert-Schifferer subjects the available sources to a critical reevaluation, uncovering evidence that the efforts of Caravaggio’s contemporaries to disparage his character and his artwork often sprang from their own cultural biases or a desire to promote the artistic achievements of his rivals. Contrary to repeated claims in the literature, the painter lacked neither education nor piety, but was an extremely accomplished technician who developed a successful marketing strategy. He enjoyed great respect and earned high fees from his prestigious clients while he also inspired a large circle of imitators. Even his brushes with the law conformed to the behavioral norms of the aristocratic Romans he sought to emulate. The beautiful reproductions of Caravaggio’s paintings in this volume make clear why he captivated the imagination of his contemporaries, a reaction that echoes today in the ongoing popularity of his work and the fierce debate that it continues to provoke among art historians.
- Author : Maria Elisa Tittoni Monti
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1999
- Genre : Painting, Baroque
- Pages : 59
- ISBN : STANFORD:36105028609993
- Author : Roger Packman Hinks
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1953
- Genre : Artists
- Pages : 126
- ISBN : UOM:39015013661601