Caravaggio Peachment s imagined Caravaggio while still a child overhears his parents discussing one of his sketches and realises he has a talent which sets him apart from the world He leaves family and home f

  • Title: Caravaggio
  • Author: Christopher Peachment
  • ISBN: 9780330487320
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Peachment s imagined Caravaggio, while still a child, overhears his parents discussing one of his sketches, and realises he has a talent which sets him apart from the world He leaves family and home forever to map out a solitary traveller s life Caravaggio became a revolutionary of his time, a rebellious and dangerous man to know, a man governed by his genius, his indiscPeachment s imagined Caravaggio, while still a child, overhears his parents discussing one of his sketches, and realises he has a talent which sets him apart from the world He leaves family and home forever to map out a solitary traveller s life Caravaggio became a revolutionary of his time, a rebellious and dangerous man to know, a man governed by his genius, his indiscriminate sexual appetite and his murderous rage His name was sought far and wide in the late Renaissance world for his art And there was a price on his head for at least one murder This is Caravaggio s confession, told in humorous, blasphemous, often brutal prose, which cleverly beguiles the reader into understanding the art that was so celebrated and the life that caused so much outrage Peachment s imagined CARAVAGGIO is a gripping story of one man s determination to grapple with the truth as he journeys through Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily, encounters lovers and enemies, endures madness, exile and imprisonment, and faces a final showdown with the Vatican Secret Service His account is poignant and spirited It is an adventurous and thoroughly enthralling insight into the mind and underbelly of a creative g

    Caravaggio Caravaggio Michelangelo Merisi or Amerighi was born in Milan, where his father, Fermo Fermo Merixio , was a household administrator and architect decorator to the Marchese of Caravaggio, a town not far from the city of Bergamo In the family moved to Caravaggio Caravaggius to escape a plague that ravaged Milan, and Caravaggio s father and grandfather both died there on the same day Caravaggio Paintings, Artworks Death Biography Synopsis Caravaggio was born as Michelangelo Merisi in Italy around He was orphaned at age and apprenticed with a painter in Milan He moved to Rome, where his work became popular for Caravaggio The Complete Works caravaggio foundation Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Milan, September Porto Ercole, July Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Milan, September Porto Ercole, July was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily between and He is commonly placed in the Baroque school, of which he is considered the first great representative. Caravaggio Italian painter Britannica Caravaggio, byname of Michelangelo Merisi, born September , , Milan or Caravaggio Italy died July , , Porto Ercole, Tuscany , leading Italian painter of the late th and early th centuries who became famous for the intense and Caravaggio paintings WikiArt Caravaggio was a master Italian painter, father of the Baroque style, who led a tumultuous life that was cut short his by his fighting and brawling. Caravaggio The New York Times Feb , By Keith Christiansen Caravaggio was the first and most audacious realist in European art He would have both savored and dismissed the adulation, for seldom has there been such a Caravaggio Rotten Tomatoes Quite simply unlike any other biographical film you will ever see, Derek Jarman s acclaimed production of Caravaggio is a lovingly constructed, highly personal cross reference of tormented A Long Lost Painting Experts Say Is by Caravaggio Was days agoAn unlikely art historical find could make waves at auction this summer when a painting that experts claim is the long lost second version of Caravaggio s Judith Beheading Holofernes circa Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio National Arrogant, rebellious and a murderer, Caravaggio s short and tempestuous life matched the drama of his works Characterised by their dramatic, almost theatrical lighting, Caravaggio s paintings were controversial, popular, and hugely influential on succeeding generations of painters all over Europe. Caravaggio film Caravaggio is a British drama film directed by Derek Jarman.The film is a fictionalised re telling of the life of Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.It is the film debut of

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    1. I've always loved Caravaggio above all the other painters active around the end of the 1500s andChristopher Peachment's reimagining of his short and wild life was a very compelling read for me. Told in the first person by the painter himself, the book touches upon all the main events in Caravaggio's life - from his endless wandering from one place to another, to the creation of his masterpieces which are described in depth. Caravaggio's inner voice is brutal and often blasphemous but has an unde [...]

    2. Christopher Peachment has Caravaggio tell his life story himself with a wry sense of humour. His chapter about the Knights of Malta is particularly brilliant. As I had read two other biographies of Caravaggio I recognised the events and paintings which added to my enjoyment. I saw the Beheading of St John in Malta in the cathedral which was breath taking and got me interested in this painter and his works in the first place. When visiting the Rijksmuseum recently I was amazed how many Dutch mast [...]

    3.       Okay, so my senior year of high school I took AP Art History, and learned about this artist called Caravaggio. The guy was the perfect definition of a BAMF, hanging around with thugs and whores, killing people, being sent to jail on a weekly basis, and at the same time painting pretty pictures for Il Papa and his buddies. Not that his paintings were completely perfect, as they were rejected more than once, making him repeat the operation or just firing him altogether. Still, he kept [...]

    4. O dearie me! What a disappointment this was! Caravaggio's vivid life provides the canvas & parchment over which Peachment splatters his verbal paint & ink, with ridiculous anachronisms & lots of gratuitous buggery & violence. How did this messy stain of a novel ever get published?! Two starsbut only for the anti-Vatican, anti- Jesuit vitriolose to my heretical heart! Caravaggio will paint over this daubwith his genius!

    5. Caravaggio as he well might well have been: this fictionalised autobiography really does sound like it could be the real voice of the Renaissance painter. His opinions and attitudes come over authentically, or (at least) in line with what I already knew of the man and his turbulent world. How he might have seen the world and the people around him is (for the most) plausible. The book is not for the squeamish, but then neither was Caravaggio's life. A man of strong views and even stronger beliefs [...]

    6. Caravaggio a novel By Christopher Peachment The A Novel bit in the title is the essential starting point of this book, this is no straight biography or art history book, no this is a imagining of a deathbed confessional autobiography of Caravaggio. It tells his life story as an artist first person reverie style as he goes over all the men he has fought with who he has has painted for who he killed and who he fucked or buggered all the while he is incredibly rude about the Spanish inquisition and [...]

    7. Read this when i was about 12, i blame Parchment for my love of trashy, over sexed and completely innacurate period drama!

    8. A enjoy reading books about artists because they always seem to have a very “original” kind of life. And with Caravaggio, you can add many more adjectives: dangerous, debauched, adventurous, wicked, violent,…The author´s prose is very direct and crude, but quite fascinating, for it seems to adjust perfectly to Caravaggio´s way of life. In the beginning of the seventeenth century, he was one of the most coveted artist´s in Italy, but his 3 favourite activities – drinking, whoring and b [...]

    9. Versione romanzata della vita di Caravaggio, narrata dallo stesso pittore in prima persona.Il tentativo di modernizzazione del linguaggio non sempre risulta azzeccato, ma contribuisce a trasmettere in modo efficace il temperamento, l'irriverenza e spesso anche il senso dell'umorismo di Caravaggio.Interessanti (anche se probabilmente non veritiere) le descrizioni delle origini delle sue opere più importanti.

    10. At first I thought, what a fun way to learn some history while reading a novel with action, some raunch and other fun, but alas, it didn't carry me through. The narrator is not actually likeable, and at some point his views and the resulting actions were just enough. I didn't finish the book and don't feel I missed out.

    11. Historical autobiographical fiction. Romantic recreation of the life of Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, told in the first person.

    12. Caravaggio was not an easy man to know or like. According to both this novel and the biographical information I've read, he was pretty self-destructive, but his paintings are wonderful.

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