Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

by Andrew Graham-Dixon

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Overview

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year


"This book resees its subject with rare clarity and power as a painter for the 21st century." —Hilary Spurling, New York Times Book Review

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. This commanding biography explores Caravaggio’s staggering artistic achievements, his volatile personal trajectory, and his tragic and mysterious death at age thirty-eight. Featuring more than eighty full-color reproductions of the artist’s best paintings, Caravaggio is a masterful profile of the mercurial painter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393343434
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 370,746
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Andrew Graham-Dixon is a prominent writer, television host, and historian. He has written a number of acclaimed books and has won the Hawthornden Prize, Britain’s top prize for writing about art. Considered “the most gifted art critic of his generation” (Robert Hughes), Graham-Dixon researched Caravaggio’s life for more than ten years.

What People are Saying About This

Peter Carey

A thrilling lesson in the art of seeing, a sensual exploration of the shadows of Caravaggio's sometimes violent but always Christian world, a detective story with a highly satisfying ending.

Robert Hughes

The most gifted art critic of his generation.

Anthony Quinn

Criticism that manages to be skeptical and humane, dryly witty and deeply serious ...

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