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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 M
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A bold, fresh biography of the world's first modern painter As presented with "blood and bone and sinew" (Times Literary Supplement) by Peter Robb, Caravaggio's wild and tempestuous life was a provocation to a culture in a state of siege. The of the sixteenth century was marked by the Inquisition and Counter-Reformation, a background of ideological cold war against which, despite all odds and at great cost to their creators, brilliant feats of art and science were achieved. No artist captured the dark, violent spirit of the time better than Caravaggio, variously known as Marisi, Moriggia, Merigi, and sometimes, simply M. As art critic Robert Hughes has said, "There was art before him and art after him, and they were not the same."Caravaggio threw out Renaissance dogma to paint with dazzling originality and fierce vitality, qualities that are echoed in Robb's prose. As with Caravaggio's art, M arrests and susps time to reveal what the author calls "the theater of the partly seen." Caravaggio's wild persona leaps through these pages like quicksilver; in Robb's skilled hands, he is an immensely attractive character with an astonishing connection to the glories and brutalities of life. (Library of Congress/Publisher link)

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  • I.M.

    Murray Gronwall

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 .
      Extent: 564p., [80]p. of platesp.
      Description: illis. (some col.), ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliographical notes (pp.546-559).
      ISBN: 18575989420
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Duffy and Snellgrove , 1999 .
      image of person or book cover 6720759320905917762.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 567p., [32]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus. (some col.), ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliographical notes.
      ISBN: 1875989528
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Henry Holt ,
      2000 .
      Alternative title: M : The Man Who Became Caravaggio
      Extent: 570p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (pp.519-561) and index.
      ISBN: 0805063560 (hbk.: alk. paper)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bloomsbury ,
      2000 .
      Extent: 567p., [46]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus. (some col.)
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      ISBN: 0747548587(pbk.), 0747545995
    • Potts Point, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 .
      Extent: 527p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Edition info: New ed.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bilbiographical notes.
      ISBN: 1876631791
Alternative title: M : l'enigma Caravaggio
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
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      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Arnoldo Mondadori ,
      2001 .
      Extent: 590 p. [16] p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 2002 1 ed. Oscar bestsellers. ISBN: 8804508264
      ISBN: 8804495723 (hbk.)

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Prize-Winning Author Says Label Doesn't Fit Jason Steger , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 25 March 2000; (p. 5)
Prize-Winning Author Says Label Doesn't Fit Jason Steger , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 25 March 2000; (p. 5)
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