Caravaggio in Film and Literature : Popular Culture's Appropriation of a Baroque Genius, Hardback Book

Caravaggio in Film and Literature : Popular Culture's Appropriation of a Baroque Genius Hardback

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Although fictional responses to Caravaggio date back to the painter's lifetime (1571-1610), it was during the second half of the twentieth century that interest in him took off outside the world of art history.

In this new monograph, the first book-length study of Caravaggio's recent impact, Rorato provides a panoramic overview of his appropriation by popular culture.

The extent of the Caravaggio myth, and its self-perpetuating nature, are brought out by a series of case studies involving authors and directors from numerous countries (Italy, Great Britain, America, Canada, France and Norway) and literary and filmic texts from a number of genres - from straightforward tellings of his life to crime fiction, homoerotic film and postcolonial literature.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Painting & paintings
  • ISBN: 9781909662001

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