Crossroads of knowledge
The volume gatherers the studies by the greatest Caravaggio scholars who examine his works through their specific preparations and knowledges; The mystery of the early Caravaggio (by Claudio Strinati), The representation of musicians and instruments (by Veronica La Porta), The pictorial technique and the materials (by Carla Mariani), The Roman period read through the updated documentary verification (by Francesca Curti), The survey on the latest found documents (by Jacopo Curzietti), The relationship with the religiosity (by Pietro Caiazza), The critique analysis of the original works and attributions (by Fabio Scaletti), up to The meticulous reconstruction of the master’s life (by Michele Cuppone). The result is a series of compelling stories that complete each other in order to offer to the reader the definitive immersion into the caravaggesque universe.
- Essays by Claudio Strinati, Michele Cuppone, Francesca Curti, Jacopo Curzietti, Veronica La Porta, Carla Mariani, and Fabio Scaletti
- Size 31 x 40 cm
- Cover in parchment paper and spine in leather with impressions of hot gold
- 416 pages with 4+4 colours printing
- 500 images
- 16-page insert in parchment paper
- Binding with stitching with refe thread, and headbands and six nerves on the spine
- The volume is provided with an elegant slipcase
- Limited and numbered to 1999 copies edition
The wealth of the “secret” images
Within the chapter devoted to the “discussed” attributions, Fabio Scaletti guides us in the mysterious journey of the works on whose paternity the scholars from all over the world compare themselves. The pages are supported by a series of very rare and mostly completely unpublished images, that in many cases come from unknown collection or that do not have public visibility. The photographic apparatus is enhanced both within the wide section on the renowned works (thanks to the support of the owners who have provided unreleased images), and within the whole volume thanks to images never seen before, coming from restoration phases or provided from collectors and owners of magnificent artworks.
The Saint John the Baptist
The apotheosis of this set of new images and fascinating paths is the exposition of the Saint John the Baptist - privately owned and preserved in Monaco - which represents the last attribution to the brilliant Caravaggio. The volume devotes to this great and new attribution many pages rich of several details that come also from scientific investigations. This deepening is the best conclusion for a volume that no have equal, and that is the most evocative ever realized on Michelangelo Merisi.
With the aim of spreading the knowledge and the excellences of Italian Art History we are using materials with an higher level of quality and beauty.
Coverboards coated by hand-tanned parchment paper, cleaned with a cork spatula according to 16th century processings.
Handmade spine in leather with six nerves and hot gold impressions.
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