Caravaggio

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Caravaggio

Painter of Miracles

By Francine Prose

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061768903, 149pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2010

Description

Matching gorgeous prose to gorgeous artworks, Prose responds to each image as a moment of theatrical revelation, sensual or spiritual, and frequently both. Boston Sunday Globe

In Caravaggio, New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose (Goldengrove, Reading like a Writer) offers an enthralling account of the life and work of one of the greatest painters of all time. Called racy, intensely imagined, and highly readable by the New York Times Book Review, Caravaggio includes eight pages of color illustrations, and is sure to appeal to art enthusiasts interested in one of history's true innovators. Caravaggio is another engaging entry in the HarperCollins Eminent Lives series of biographies by distinguished authors on canonical figures.



Praise For Caravaggio

“Racy, intensely imagined, and highly readable . . . Prose brings to Caravaggio a fresh and unflinching eye.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Combines astute examination of his work with just a plain good yarn about a street tough who painted transcendent pictures.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“Elegant . . . [Prose] fills out the intrigue of Caravaggio’s own life and writes terrifically about the paintings.”
-Hartford Courant

“Tautly written and insightful.”
-Seattle Times

“In this engaging and informative short biography . . . Prose vividly brings [Caravaggio’s] paintings to life.”
-Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Matching gorgeous prose to gorgeous artworks, Prose responds to each image as a moment of theatrical revelation, sensual or spiritual.”
-Boston Sunday Globe

“Everything a casual reader needs to know about flamboyant Baroque artist Caravaggio... Makes you want to go to the museum.”
-U.S. News & World Report

“Prose’s concentrated interpretation... clearly and descriptively explicates the pioneering painter’s unique perception of the miraculous in everyday life.”
-Booklist

“Fine biography--and a study of why revolutionary art can be reviled in its own time and revered in another.”
-Kirkus Reviews