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The book will stay with you long after you have finished reading it.
The decade of research and the passion of the topic at hand on the behalf of the author are evident from the beginning of the book to its end.
I've seen some of Caravaggio's work in Italy and it's wonderful to have more background on the man and his art.
My impulse to buy this book was mainly driven by the experience of having seen the painting 'Crucifixion of St.Peter' and 'Conversion of St.Paul' in Rome. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lavanya Ramanujan
I had to put it down. It's a bit wordy and not much about Caravaggio. It has lots of great historical references but I got tired of reading about cardinals and their appreciation... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Rippey
The definitive biography of one of the most important and influential artists of all time. Exhaustive but thoroughly readable, offering great insight to the man and his paintings. Read morePublished 2 months ago by B. Shapiro
As a traveler to Rome and Italy as a favorite, this is an excellent guide to explore Caravaggio and his masterpieces. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ARNE LIE
This book is an edifying, immensely enjoyable, and curious mix of biography and art appreciation. I say curious mix because after ten years of research Dixon-Graham has permitted... Read morePublished 6 months ago by propertius
This book could serve as a model for any historical biography. It is intelligent, informative, humane, empathetic and, above all, readable. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Peter Ellis