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  1. says:

    Wonderful biography Perhaps 'a life history' is a better word as Caravaggio remains an obscure person The only written records available are court records relating to his almost weekly arrests for insult and violent behaviou

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    A remarkable biography Caravaggio liked to live life in the shadows as reflected in his artwork so the only sources Graham Dixon has to work with for his book are court records from Caravaggio's trouble making and the occasional letter mentioning the artist or his commissions Graham Dixon pieces the puzzles of Caravaggio's life together using those primary sources but also utilizes his interpretations of the artist's work to understand C

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    This is a biography of a gifted artist who unfortunately also possessed a proud and difficult personality that got him into freuent trouble with the law Ironically much of what is known about Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 1571–1610 comes

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    This review originally appeared at the Washington Independent Review of BooksBeing a tortured rock star is toug

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    The messy story of what happened to Caravaggio's last paintings is also a microcosm of his afterlife and a parable illustrating his singularit

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    A spectacular biography in every way imaginable The author carefully puts together the historical record to provide as complete a picture of a complex troubled genius as is possibleMore importantly Graham Dixon illuminates each of Caravaggio's paintings in such clear historical literary and artistic detail that anyone familiar with these paintings will now see them with a depth they have never before experienced I alr

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    Well written engaging and comprehensive biography of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio the great Italian renaissance painter famous for his dr

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    I love art history because it seems very interactive to me I often have the painting being discussed pulled up on my phone so while the author describes specific moments and strokes in the painting I can also be studying it in detail When you read a book specifically about one artist if it is any good you will learn new

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    I know it's a cliche but facts about this artist's life are so few and far between he is very much like his own paintings emerging briefly every now and then from the dark out into daylightDetails of his early life are particularly sparse which made to me at least the first hundred or so pages of this biography hard going There's plenty about Milan and Rome folk art archbishops and cardinals but nothing substantial about the man himself

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    ‘Caravaggio’s art is made from darkness and light’Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio born on 29 September 1571 died on 18 July 1610 In between he created magnificent paintings and got himself into a lot of trouble with the law Caravaggio was particularly renowned for his use of chiaroscuro a techniue which uses light and dark to achieve a three dimensional effect Caravaggio received his early training in Milan whe

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Ose of cardinals and prostitutes prayer and violence Graham Dixon puts the murder of a pimp Ranuccio Tomassoni at the centre of his story It occurred at the height of Caravaggio’s fame in Rome and probably brought about his flight through Malta and Sicily which led to his dea. The messy story of what happened to Caravaggio s last paintings is also a microcosm of his afterlife and a parable illustrating his singularity

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio 29 September 1571–18 July 1610 lived probably the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters The worlds of Milan and Rome through which Caravaggio moved and which Andrew Graham Dixon describes brilliantly in this book are th. Wonderful biography Perhaps a life history is a better word as Caravaggio remains an obscure person The only written records available are co

Free read ¿ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Andrew Graham-Dixon

Th in suspicious circumstances off the coast of Naples Graham Dixon shows how Caravaggio’s paintings emerged from this extraordinarily wild and troubled life his detailed readings of them explain their originality and Caravaggio’s mentality better than any of his predecesso. Well written engaging and comprehensive biography of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio the great Italian renaissance painter famous for his dra