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Erin Benay’s Exporting Caravaggio: The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew in CMA Bookstore

Posted on January 15, 2018

Erin Benay Crucifixion of Saint andrewThe Crucifixion of Saint Andrew (1606–1607), in the Cleveland Museum of Art, marks a crucial turning point in the life and artistic development of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610). One of seven Caravaggio paintings in US collections, and the only altarpiece, it exemplifies the influential tenebristic style the artist developed during his rise to fame in Rome, while signaling the introduction of an even grittier realism in his work. This is the first book-length publication to consider this understudied masterwork in its complex historical and geographic contexts, and to incorporate the findings of a recent conservation study in its assessment of the work.
Cleveland Museum of Art and Giles, 2017, 184 pages.

Exporting Caravaggio: The crucifixion of Saint Andrew

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