Browsing Category: 17th century

  • Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon

    Of the half a dozen mass market art paperbacks you might find in your local good book store, there may be at least two biographies of Michaelangelo Caravaggio. In addition to this, the latest, there may be another recent account by Peter Robb. That book, called M, emulates the passions of the painter’s life with …

    December 16, 2012
  • The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting & Sculpture 1600-1700

    Published on Culture24 The Sacred Made Real at The National Gallery, London, until January 2010 As you would expect from a pallid corpse in a darkened room, Dead Christ draws quite a crowd. Gregorio Fernández’s wooden bier is surrounded by a dozen curious visitors. If this was a roadside, they would be driving past slowly, …

    November 25, 2009