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- DescriptionThe Cardsharps, one of the paintings that launched Caravaggio's spectacular career in Rome, captured the turbulent social reality of the city in the 1590s. This early masterpiece t only documented one of the everyday activities of Rome's citizens, but its vivid, lifelike style also opened the door to a revolutionary naturalism that would spread throughout Europe. Helen Langdon, the scholar whose illuminating Caravaggio: A Life became a best-seller, returns to her subject and his milieu in this new, richly illustrated volume. She sets Caravaggio's Cardsharps within the context of contemporaneous literature, art theory, and theater and incorporates new archival research to enliven our understanding of the painter's time, place, and contemporaries. By fully analyzing one of Caravaggio's most daringly vel works, Langdon demonstrates the significant influence he had on the future of European art.
- Author BiographyHelen Langdon is a scholar and writer specializing in Italian Baroque art, especially that of Rome.
- Author(s)Helen Langdon
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication23/11/2012
- SubjectIndividual Artists / Art Monographs
- Series TitleKimbell Masterpiece Series
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note63 color + 2 b/w illus.
- Weight340 g
- Width190 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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