About this book
Definitive and acclaimed biography of one of history's most compelling artist by this compelling art critic and commentator. It is illustrated with colour reproductions, and the readings of the paintings at the heart of this book show very clearly how Caravaggio created their drama, immediacy and humanity, and how he departed completely from the conventions of his time. 'Meat and revealing...illuminates the darkness of both Caravaggio's personality and his work' "Sunday Telegraph"
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. This book presents the readings of Caravaggio's pictures, which show how he created their drama, immediacy and humanity, and how completely he departed from the conventions of his time.