Caravaggio was one of the most important Italian painters of the 17th century. He was, in fact, the wellspring of Baroque painting. In Hibbard's words, Caravaggio's paintings "speak to us more personally and more poignantly than any others of the time". In this study, Howard Hibbard evaluates the work of Caravaggio: notorious as a painter-assassin ...
Caravaggio was one of the most important Italian painters of the 17th century. He was, in fact, the wellspring of Baroque painting. In Hibbard's words, Caravaggio's paintings "speak to us more personally and more poignantly than any others of the time". In this study, Howard Hibbard evaluates the work of Caravaggio: notorious as a painter-assassin, hailed by many as an original interpreter of the scriptures, a man whose exploration of nature has been likened to that of Galileo.
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This is probably the most reliable standard art-historical study of Caravaggio's powerful art and short, dramatic life. Howard Hibbard was a classical art historian and writes the old-fashioned kind of art history. One finishes his book knowing just about everything one wants to know about a major artist, and feeling that nothing important has been neglected. The book has a few limitations of its time - there are only eight color plates (though many excellent black and white figures), and everything that has been learned about Caravaggio since 1983 (newly discovered works, new documents) is of course absent - but I would still recommend this volume above any other I know. Supplement it with any of the recent Caravaggio publications rich in excellent color reproductions and enjoy the reflections of a masterful art historian.
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