A Life Sacred and Profane

By Andrew Graham-Dixon

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393343434, 514pp.

Publication Date: November 2012

In a bravura performance, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio's staggering artistic achievements, delving into the original Italian sources to create a masterful profile of the mercurial painter. This New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year features more than eighty full-color reproductions of the artist's best paintings.

About the Author
Andrew Graham-Dixon has presented six landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed "A History of British Art, Renaissance" and "Art of Eternity", as well as numerous individual documentaries on art and artists. For more than twenty years he has published a weekly column on art, first in the "Independent" and, more recently, in the "Sunday Telegraph". He has written a number of acclaimed books, on subjects ranging from medieval painting and sculpture to the art of the present, including "Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide, " and "Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel".