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Young Caravaggio - One hundred rediscovered works - Volume I [Kindle Edition]

Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz , Adriana Conconi Fedrigolli
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More than four hundred years of impenetrable obscurity hid one of the greatest cultural treasures in the world: the works done by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, during his early period, prior to his arrival in Rome.
In 2012, and after a long period of research, two Italian scholars, Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz and Adriana Conconi Fedrigolli, found and opened the conceptual hidden door leading to the recovery of one hundred drawings by the young Caravaggio - eighty of which he would return to in his mature works - around ten oil portraits and a letter of complaint written by Merisi himself. This discovery has made it possible to understand the secret mainspring of one of the greatest painters of all time, overturning among other things the widespread theory that Caravaggio never drew. The discovery is presented in two eBooks featuring more than one thousand photographs, in large part published here for the first time. It is addressed to a broad public in deliberately transparent, accessible language along with numerous images. In this first volume (with 438 images): the life of the artist in light of the new discovery, the newly unearthed portraits, the note written by Caravaggio which has been subjected to expert analysis, the presumed first self-portrait by Merisi and the stylistic analysis of the drawing methods of the master Simone Peterzano in comparison with those of his student. And still more, for the first time in history, the face of Costanza Sforza Colonna, the marchesa protectress of Caravaggio.
"Nothing of what Merisi might have painted during this very early stage has ever been identified." So wrote Claudio Strinati in 2000 in the volume Caravaggio, la luce nella pittura lombarda.


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  • Language: English
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1.0 out of 5 stars Caravaggio unproven July 6, 2012
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I'm always amazed by art "Historian". They not only can't see, but they know so little of the actual creative process. As a student, Caravaggio would have greatly influenced his fellows. There may be a few drawings that he did, but one cannot attribute every light and shadow rendering to him. Good luck -- the draftsmanship is questionable, too.
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