Painter of MiraclesBook - 2005
A National Book Award finalist presents the story of the tumultuous life of the Baroque Italian artist, offering insight into how he defined the aesthetic conventions of his time to create realistic portraits of everyday people and natural subjects. 40,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer
“Matching gorgeous prose to gorgeous artworks, Prose responds to each image as a moment of theatrical revelation, sensual or spiritual, and frequently both.” — Boston Sunday Globe
In Caravaggio, New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose (Goldengrove, Reading like a Writer) offers an enthralling account of the life and work of one of the greatest painters of all time. —“Called “racy, intensely imagined, and highly readable” by the New York Times Book Review, Caravaggio includes eight pages of color illustrations, and is sure to appeal to art enthusiasts interested in one of history’s true innovators. Caravaggio is another engaging entry in the HarperCollins’ “Eminent Lives” series of biographies by distinguished authors on canonical figures.
Presents the life of the controversial Baroque Italian artist, offering insight into how he defined the aesthetic conventions of his time to create realistic portraits of everyday people and natural subjects.
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