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The Resource Caravaggio : the artist and his work, Sybille Ebert-Schifferer

Caravaggio : the artist and his work, Sybille Ebert-Schifferer

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Caravaggio : the artist and his work
Title
Caravaggio
Title remainder
the artist and his work
Statement of responsibility
Sybille Ebert-Schifferer
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "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. "--
  • "The book examines Caravaggio's paintings within the context of 16th century Italian mores. It shows that his unparalleled intermingling of the profane and the sacred was meant to stimulate emotion, amaze the cognoscenti, and lead people to faith"--
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contains biographical information
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Ebert-Schifferer, S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da
Label
Caravaggio : the artist and his work, Sybille Ebert-Schifferer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Caravaggio / Sybille Ebert-Schifferer. -- München : C.H. Beck, c2009. -- 319 pages ; 32 cm
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
759909848
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781606060957
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011045619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Caravaggio : the artist and his work, Sybille Ebert-Schifferer
Publication
Note
Translation of: Caravaggio / Sybille Ebert-Schifferer. -- München : C.H. Beck, c2009. -- 319 pages ; 32 cm
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
759909848
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781606060957
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011045619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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