Caravaggio (1571-1610), one of the most popular artists of his period, seen in a close-up view that brings out the daring originality of his work.
Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571-1610), is now one of the most popular artists from his period. Art historians continue to explore his work, shedding light on certain factors that have remained unresolved. Contrary to what is often said, Caravaggio was perfectly inserted in his age, but he was also a daring innovator whose originality permitted him to directly trace the overall lines of his compositions without using the traditional procedure of making preparatory drawings. This book offers readers a closer relationship with the work of Caravaggio, based on a new approach to his painting, thanks to fine reproductions with actual-size details.
The last part of the volume contains a catalogue of the works attributed to the painter and a biography.