Caravaggio: Reflections and Refractions. Edited by Lorenzo Pericolo and David M. Stone (Visual Culture in Early Modernity) (Paperback)
As this collection of essays makes clear, the paths to grasping the complexity of Caravaggio's art are multiple and variable. Art historians from the UK and North America offer new or recently updated interpretations of the works of seventeenth-century Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and of his many followers known as the Caravaggisti. The volume deals with all the major aspects of Caravaggio's paintings: technique, creative process, religious context, innovations in pictorial genre and narrative, market strategies, biography, patronage, reception, and new hermeneutical trends. The concluding section tackles the essential question of Caravaggio's legacy and the production of his followers-not only in terms of style but from some highly innovative strategies: concettismo; art marketing and the price of pictures; self-fashioning and biography; and the concept of emulation.
About the Author
Lorenzo Pericolo is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Warwick, UK. David M. Stone is Professor and Director of the Curatorial Track PhD Program in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware, USA.