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. Additional titles in this series.
112 pages 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches 40 color and 1 b/w illustrations ISBN 978-1-60606-622-5 paperback
Getty Publications Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum Series: Lives of the Artists