Lives of Caravaggio

Giulio Mancini, Giovanni Baglione, and Giovanni Pietro Bellori

The most notorious Italian painter of his day, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) forever altered the course of Western painting with his artistic ingenuity and audacity. This volume presents the most important early biographies of his life: an account by his doctor, Giulio Mancini; another by one of his artistic rivals, Giovanni Baglione; and a later profile by Giovanni Pietro Bellori that demonstrates how Caravaggio’s impact was felt in seventeenth-century Italy. Together, these accounts have provided almost everything that is known of this enigmatic figure. 

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112 pages
4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
40 color and 1 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-1-60606-622-5

Getty Publications
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Series: Lives of the Artists