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Delphi Complete Works of Caravaggio (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Caravaggio (Illustrated)

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Delphi Complete Works of Caravaggio (Illustrated)

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264 pages
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Aug 11, 2015
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9781910630556
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The Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first e-Art books, allowing digital readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the complete works of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the master of baroque painting, in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * The complete extant paintings of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio — over 90 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of rare works
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Caravaggio’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the complete paintings
* Easily locate the paintings you want to view
* Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting e-Art books CONTENTS: The Highlights
YOUNG SICK BACCHUS
BOY WITH A BASKET OF FRUIT
CARDSHARPS
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI IN ECSTASY
THE MUSICIANS
BACCHUS
SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA
JUDITH BEHEADING HOLOFERNES
NARCISSUS
CALLING OF SAINT MATTHEW
THE CRUCIFIXION OF SAINT PETER
THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS
THE SUPPER AT EMMAUS
AMOR VICTORIOUS
JOHN THE BAPTIST
ENTOMBMENT
DAVID WITH THE HEAD OF GOLIATH
THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT URSULA The Paintings
THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS The Biography
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CARAVAGGIO by Ralph N. James Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
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Aug 11, 2015
ISBN:
9781910630556
Format:
Livre

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  • The painting demonstrates the artist’s precocious ability to blend three genres into one canvas: portraiture, classical subject matter and still-life.

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Delphi Complete Works of Caravaggio (Illustrated) - Caravaggio

Caravaggio

(1571–1610)

Contents

The Highlights

YOUNG SICK BACCHUS

BOY WITH A BASKET OF FRUIT

CARDSHARPS

SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI IN ECSTASY

THE MUSICIANS

BACCHUS

SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA

JUDITH BEHEADING HOLOFERNES

NARCISSUS

CALLING OF SAINT MATTHEW

THE CRUCIFIXION OF SAINT PETER

THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL ON THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS

THE SUPPER AT EMMAUS

AMOR VICTORIOUS

JOHN THE BAPTIST

ENTOMBMENT

DAVID WITH THE HEAD OF GOLIATH

THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT URSULA

The Paintings

THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS

The Biography

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CARAVAGGIO by Ralph N. James

© Delphi Classics 2014

Version 1

Masters of Art Series

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

By Delphi Classics, 2014

The Highlights

Milan — Caravaggio’s birthplace

A map of Milan in the 16th Century

Chalk portrait of Caravaggio by Ottavio Leoni, c. 1621

THE HIGHLIGHTS

In this section, a sample of some of Caravaggio’s most celebrated works are provided, with concise introductions, special ‘detail’ reproductions and additional biographical images.

YOUNG SICK BACCHUS

Completed circa 1593, this early self-portrait depicts the artist as Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. According to Caravaggio’s first biographer, Giovanni Baglione, the work was a cabinet piece created with the aid of a mirror. It dates from Caravaggio’s first years in Rome, after his arrival from his native Milan in 1592. Sources tend to agree that at one point the artist fell ill and spent six months in the hospital of Santa Maria della Consolazione, possibly suffering an ailment like malaria, which would explain the jaundiced appearance of the skin and the icterus in the eyes, as portrayed in Bacchus.

The painting demonstrates the artist’s precocious ability to blend three genres into one canvas: portraiture, classical subject matter and still-life. Apart from its assumed autobiographical content, this early painting was likely used by Caravaggio to promote his variety of skills, demonstrating his virtuosity in painting genres such as still-life and portraits and hinting at the ability to paint the classical figures of antiquity. The three-quarters angle of the face was a popular convention of late Renaissance portraiture, though some art historians regard Caravaggio’s portrayal of a sick Bacchus, a classical god, as a statement that classical art is flawed, highlighting the artist’s preference for naturalism, represented by the beautiful detail of the still-life peaches and grapes in the painting’s foreground.

The still-life can be compared with other examples in slightly later works, such as Boy With a Basket of Fruit and Boy Bitten by a Lizard, where the fruits are in a much better condition, reflecting no doubt Caravaggio’s improved health. The painting also demonstrates the influence of his current master, the Bergamasque Simone Peterzano, in the depiction of the tensed musculature and of the austere Lombard school style in its attention to realistic details.

Now housed in the Galleria Borghese in Rome, Young Sick Bacchus was among the many works making up the collection of Giuseppe Cesari, one of Caravaggio’s early employers, which was later seized by the art-collector Cardinal-Nephew Scipione Borghese in 1607, together with the Boy Peeling Fruit and Boy with a Basket of Fruit.

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