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By Andrew Graham-Dixon

ISBN-10: 0393081494

ISBN-13: 9780393081497

In the culture of John Richardson's Picasso, a commanding new biography of the Italian master's tumultuous existence and mysterious death.
For 400 years Caravaggio's (1571-1610) excellent inventive achievements have overjoyed audience, but his unstable own trajectory-the homicide of Ranuccio Tomasini, the doubt surrounding Caravaggio's sexuality, the chain of occasions that all started along with his imprisonment on Malta and ended along with his untimely death-has lengthy confounded historians. In a bravura functionality, Andrew Graham-Dixon delves into the unique Italian assets, offering clean information about Caravaggio's intercourse existence, his many crimes and public brawls, and the main convincing account but released of the painter's tragic demise on the age of thirty-eight. With illuminating readings of Caravaggio's notorious spiritual work, which frequently depict prostitutes and bad humans, Graham-Dixon immerses readers on the planet of Italy on the top of the Counter-Reformation and creates a masterful profile of the mercurial painter's lifestyles and paintings. forty pages of full-color illustrations, four maps

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