Ian Kloester's Reviews > M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio

M by Peter Robb
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Aug 06, 2011

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A well-researched book on someone who was arguably the first to portray everyday people and their passions as the saintly characters in italian religious renaissance art, delighting his patrons, and upsetting the establishment along the way. Peter obviously has a passion for his subject, but I found it a little too long, with too few references becoming the basis of a little too much conjecture. Would have loved more of the art discussed shown, in whole, in colour too. Ultimately, Caravaggio is not so much the crazy, homicidal bugger he is famous for – but more a genius passionate painter.

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