Caravaggio - A Passionate Life
William Morrow | 1998 | ISBN: 0688150322 | English | 248 pages | PDF | 40.6 MB
Michelangelo da Caravaggio, one of the most popular of all the great painters, had an amazingly colorful and adventurous career, full of dramatic contrasts. He was a religious artist who used prostitutes and castrati as his models, a mystic with a police record, the favorite of cardinals, and the Popes portrait painter, who committed murder; an outlaw from the Roman hills, lionized in Naples; a Knight of Malta imprisoned in a Maltese dungeon, hunted by hired assassins in a vendetta with an unknown enemy and horribly disfigured by sword cuts a Neapolitan brothel. Ironically, he died at an early age on a lonely Tuscan beach, after receiving a pardon that would have allowed him to become an even greater painter.