• Author: Sebastian Schutze
  • Hardcover: 306 pages
  • Publisher: TASCHEN; Slp edition (May 23, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836555816
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836555814
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.6 x 14.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.2 pounds

Caravaggio: The Complete Works

  • Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), was always a name to be reckoned with. Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, the artist was at once celebrated and controversial: Violent in temper, precise in technique, a creative master, and a man on the run.


    This work offers a comprehensive reassessment of Caravaggio’s entire œuvre with a catalogue raisonné of his works. Each painting is reproduced in large format, with recent, high production photography allowing for dramatic close-ups with Caravaggio's ingenious details of looks and gestures.


    Five introductory chapters analyze Caravaggio's artistic career from his early struggle to make a living, through his first public commissions in Rome, and his growing celebrity status. They look at his increasing daring with lighting and with a boundary-breaking naturalism which allowed even biblical events to unfold with an unprecedented immediacy before the viewer.