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Michelangelo Da Caravaggio

Felix Witting Patrizi M L

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Parkstone Press Ltd
05 April 2012
Art & Architecture; History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs
It was not until the middle of the 20th century that Caravaggio (1571-1610), an Italian painter long considered controversial, was rediscovered. An advocate of Realism, this artist of the Counter-Reformation challenged the establishment and returned a sense of humanity to images of the saints. The sensuality he gave them went beyond veneration to create an ambiguous eroticism, which incurred the wrath of the Church. Paradoxical and violent, this painter of shadows illustrated with solemnity his debauched lifestyle and dissolute morals. With his invention of chiaroscuro, he made his bloodsoaked impression on the history of art.

In combining the different approaches of Felix Witting (Professor of Art History) and M. L.

Patrizi (Doctor of Psychology), this text sheds new light on the work of this painter, who could not be better served than by these great specialists.
By:   Felix Witting, Patrizi M L
Imprint:   Parkstone Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 238mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   1.456kg
ISBN:   9781906981839
ISBN 10:   1906981833
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   05 April 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

As a professor of Art History, specialising in the Baroque, Felix Witting taught for many years before devoting himself exclusively to research and writing. His passion for Caravaggio's work, and for the man himself, can be easily perceived in this remarkable monograph. As a doctor of Psychology, M. L. Patrizi has always been interested in criminal profiles. A lover of Art History, the author could not help but be intrigued by Caravaggio's personality and oeuvre. Violent, fragile, but above all incredibly gifted, Caravaggio became M. L. Patrizi's favourite subject.

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