Caravaggio: A Life

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Avalon Publishing, Jul 20, 2000 - Art - 448 pages
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Of all the great Italian painters, the seventeenth-century master Caravaggio speaks most clearly and powerfully to our time. In this vivid and beautifully written biography, Helen Langdon tells the story of the great painter's life and times in a way that leaves the reader with a renewed appreciation of his art.

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British scholar Langdon's masterly achievement is to integrate Caravaggio's art and life in a convincing and vividly delineated re-creation of his world. The themes of artistic patronage and practice ... Read full review

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One of my favorite artists and mischief-makers...this a very well-written, must-read about his life. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Helen Langdon has worked at the National Gallery, the British Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery. She lives in London.

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