Caravaggio, an honourable intellectual

Research report (imported) 2007 - Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institut for Art History

Authors
Ebert-Schifferer, Sybille
Departments
Summary
Caravaggio’s cult status is largely based on clichés surrounding the painter’s notoriety as a criminal bohemian. The Bibliotheca Hertziana has embarked on a long-term research project, the first phase of which seeks to re-examine the artist’s life in the light of contemporary sources and the interdisciplinary context of recent historical research. What emerges from this investigation is the picture of an (almost) normal life amidst an ambitious and enterprising middle class.

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