Painter on the Run
Creston Books, 9781939547293, 360pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
Caravaggio was on a defiant mission to change the art world. Before him, there were pastel-colored idealized visions, polite paintings for a polite society. After him, there were slews of imitators, trying to grasp his brilliant slashes of light and dark, his people who looked more like your neighbor than a model of perfection. Bold with his brush, the young rebel was equally brash in his life, picking fights and getting arrested for things as silly as throwing a plate of artichokes in a waiter's face. Until he faced the ultimate punishment, condemned for a murder he didn't commit - at least not intentionally.
About the Author
Marissa Moss has written more than 50 books for children. Her popular Amelia's Notebook series has sold millions of copies and been translated into five languages.