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Unknown Caravaggio

  • Author Franco Moro
  • Size 21x30,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 368
  • Illustrations 363
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2016
  • ISBN 9788842223474
  • Price € 30,00

Insights and discoveries about the Young Caravaggio

This volume is one of the most advanced and in-depth contributions to our knowledge about Caravaggio. Based on decades of research, it unveils his first drawings and many paintings, portraits previously mentioned by his biographers in which Caravaggio already showed to be an absolute master. In fact, from the very early years, his unusual path contained the fundamentals of his luminous and expressive style, works that integrate with his famous masterpieces, from the early experience in Rome to his subsequent activity in southern Italy. This extensive research, with exceptional results, investigates the mystery of Caravaggio's early years. The author's experience and eye, along with his painstaking examination of documents and reports from the contemporary sources, capture hitherto unknown aspects, helping us to understand the artist's graphic style and his early works produced in northern Italy, between Lombardy and Veneto, discovered among the anonymous works in some of the major museums of the world. New interpretations and significant insights and considerations contribute to a deeper understanding of this extraordinary artist, as well as of aspects of his provocative personality and the events of his life.