Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

Polidoro da Caravaggio

Polidoro da Caravaggio

This item is available to order.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Hardback

£50.00

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300223897
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 10/04/2018
Width: 21.6 cm
Height: 27 cm
Polidoro da Caravaggio (c. 1500-1543), one of Raphael's most influential and distinctive followers, has not been well treated by time. His significant early frescoes, which graced exterior palace facades in Rome, have perished almost without exception. A rare few are preserved but most are known only in copies. Consequently, the originality of Polidoro's public work has been little explored, despite his once famous reputation and the association of his name with Raphael and Michelangelo. His move to Sicily later in life, a region with few surviving primary sources, further complicates the study of his work. Extant pieces by the artist from this period are unusually severe in content and technique, and their attribution has often been controversial. In this first account in English, Polidoro's radical Sicilian paintings are considered through the lens of the religious life of the era and in relation to his early secular work. This much-needed investigation establishes Polidoro's proper place in the canon of art history.

David Franklin

David Franklin is a curator at the Archive of Modern Conflict.

Friends Scheme

Our online book club offers discounts on hundreds of titles...