Caravaggio Neret, Gilles

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was always a name to be reckoned with. Notorious bad boy of the Italian Baroque, the artist was at once celebrated and controversial, violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a man on the run.

Though famed for his dramatic use of color, light, and shadow, it was above all Caravaggio's boundary-breaking naturalism which scorched his name into the annals of art history. From the dirtied soles of feet to the sexualized languor of bare flesh, the artist allowed even sacred and biblical scenes to unfold with a startling, often visceral humanity. This vivid pictorial world was accompanied by an equally intense personal biography, scored by gambling, debts, drunken brawls, and even a murder charge.

This book brings together more than 50 of Caravaggio's most famous and revolutionary works to explore how and why this artist is now considered the most important painter of the early Baroque period and one of the defining influences of art history, without whom Ribera, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Delacroix, Courbet, and Manet could never have painted the way they did.

About the series

Born back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features:

a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance

a concise biography

approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9783836559935
BY (AUTHOR) Lambert, Gilles, BY (AUTHOR) Neret, Gilles
PUBLISHER : Taschen GmbH PUBLICATION DATE : August 15, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Germany IMPRINT : Taschen GmbH
LANGUAGE : English AGE : Professional & Vocational
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 260 mm x 210 mm
WEIGHT : 564 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
The Arts
DESCRIPTION : Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was always a name to be reckoned with. Notorious bad boy of the Italian Baroque, the artist was at once celebrated and controversial, violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a man on the run.Though famed for his dramatic use of color, light, and shadow, it was above all Caravaggio's boundary-breaking naturalism which scorched his name into the annals of art history. From the dirtied soles of feet to the sexualized languor of bare flesh, the artist allowed even sacred and biblical scenes to unfold with a startling, often visceral humanity. This vivid pictorial world was accompanied by an equally intense personal biography, scored by gambling, debts, drunken brawls, and even a murder charge.This book brings together more than 50 of Caravaggio's most famous and revolutionary works to explore how and why this artist is now considered the most important painter of the early Baroque period and one of the defining influences of art history, without whom Ribera, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Delacroix, Courbet, and Manet could never have painted the way they did.About the seriesBorn back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features:a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importancea concise biographyapproximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9783836559935 BY (AUTHOR) Lambert, Gilles, BY (AUTHOR) Neret, Gilles PUBLISHER : Taschen GmbH PUBLICATION DATE : August 15, 2015 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Germany IMPRINT : Taschen GmbH LANGUAGE : English AGE : Professional & Vocational PRODUCT FORM : Hardback DIMENSION : 260 mm x 210 mm WEIGHT : 564 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : The Arts