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Caravaggio is one of the most sensuous painters of all time. And of the major European painters who sought to overthrow established artistic orthodoxies through a return to, or a strengthening of, naturalism (Giotto, Masaccio, Leonardo, Courbet, Manet), Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571-1610), was perhaps the most revolutionary. John Gash, Lecturer in Art History at the University of Aberdeen, examines how Caravaggio's principal innovations--his use of chiaroscuro, his practice of painting directly from posed models--formed part of a polemical yet highly expressive rhetoric of the real.
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John Gash is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Aberdeen and a specialist in Baroque art. He has published extensively on Caravaggio and his followers and is currently preparing a book on Caravaggism.
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Book Description Rizzoli, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110847817849