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The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

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  • The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece (Random House Large Print Publishing) – Hardcover (2005)
    by Jonathan Harr

    The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

    Hardcover, Random House Large Print Publishing
    2005
    English
    Large type / large print.
    352 pages

    ISBN: 0375431535
    ISBN-13: 9780375431531

    An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries. The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius, a revolutionary painter, and a man beset by personal demons. Four hundred ... Show more

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Raech

Lost Painting

by Raech on Jun 25, 2008

While looking for information about which of two copies of Caravaggio's "St John the Baptist" is the original, an American art history student discovers clues to the location of another one which has been missing for centuries. With the help of a Caravaggio expert and art historian, she starts meticulously following an ancient paper trail in hopes of finding the painting. Also figured in the story is an Italian art restorer who works in a National Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. While cleaning a painting for a monastery, he realizes it may be an unknown Caravaggio original. These two threads meet in the end of a fascinating story about art history, restoration and the importance of proving authenticity. There is a wealth of information here about Caravaggio's life and ins and outs of the art world, past and present.

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