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David with the Head of Goliath (1609-10) oil on canvas cm. 125x101 | Michelangelo Merisi called Caravaggio

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On May 1606 Caravaggio was accused of murder and fled from Rome to distant lands (Naples, Sicily, Malta) to escape the price that had been placed on his head. His self-portrait as Goliath's severed head, held by David his executioner, was sent to the papal court in 1610 as a kind of painted petition for pardon. In fact pardon was granted, but did not reach Caravaggio before he died in Porto Ercole. In his David with the Head of Goliath Caravaggio pays tribute to the rapid brushstrokes Titian adopts in his later works and surrounds the youth's face with a kind of luminous halo that shines out from the dark, earthy tints surrounding the figure.
Guide to the Galleria Borghese
K. H. Fiore
Paperback, 16,5x23 cm, pp. 128, 141 col. ill.
€ 14,00

The volume introduces Cardinal Scipione Borghese's outstanding collection of art. The works exhibited in this fine 17th-century building include paintings and sculptures from the 15th to 18th century (Raphael, Correggio and Caravaggio), sculptures (Bernini), bas-reliefs and mosaics.
Caravaggio a Roma - in Rome
A. Coliva, foreword by Maurizio Calvesi
Paperback, cm 24x28 cm, pp. 128, 54 col. Ill. e 1 w./b.
Bilingual edition (Italian and English)
€ 28,00

Four hundred years after his death, a profile of Caravaggio is recreated through an analysis of his works. From noble palaces and cardinal's residences to sacred buildings: an ideal journey of discovery through Caravaggio's places in Rome. The volume is supplied with full-page illustrations of the paintings, many of which were the subject of a recent photographic campaign.
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