I've seen some of Caravaggio's work in Italy and it's wonderful to have more background on the man and his art.
Graham-Dixon's is quite simply not only the best book ever written about this towering artist, but also the best biography I have ever read about ANY artist.
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 read this while I was travelling in Italy. It was a great introduction to this wonderful artistPublished 4 days ago by Janette Roberts
Looooong book but Caravaggio was a badass. Entertaining throughout and not too boring with art analysis. Read morePublished 27 days ago by ken
Beautifully and poetically written, well researched, can be followed well by listening. I enjoyed this book and wish there were more like this on Audible.Published 1 month ago by costanza dopfel
Brings to life the petty and not-so petty travails of Italy's 'Bad Boy.' Caravaggio seemed congenitally unable to stay out of trouble, and paid a high price for his recklessness.Published 1 month ago by Vic Ridgley
A Book so interesting and well researched by Andrew Murray Dixon-he actually transports you to that periodPublished 2 months ago by Richard Kazn Young
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 5 months 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 It has lots of great historical references but I got tired of reading about cardinals and their appreciation...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 6 months ago by A. Rippey