Caravaggio : 75 Colour Plates
This Art Book contains 75 selected color plates from paintings of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (September 1571 - 18 July 1610) was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1593 and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting. Caravaggio's novelty was a radical naturalism that combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, use of chiaroscuro. This came to be known as Tenebrism, the shift from light to dark with little intermediate value. Famous while he lived, Caravaggio was forgotten almost immediately after his death, and it was only in the 20th century that his importance to the development of Western art was rediscovered. It can be seen directly or indirectly in the work of Rubens, Jusepe de Ribera, Bernini, and Rembrandt, and artists in the following generation heavily under his influence were called the "Caravaggisti" or "Caravagesques," as well as Tenebrists or "Tenebrosi" ("shadowists"). Andre Berne-Joffroy, Paul Valery's secretary, said of him: "What begins in the work of Caravaggio is, quite simply, modern painting."
- Paperback | 80 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 4.83mm | 263.08g
- 12 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- colour illustrations