This is a groundbreaking examination of one of the most important artists in the Western tradition by one of the leading art historians and critics of the past half-century.
In his first extended consideration of the Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573-1610), Michael Fried offers a transformative account of the artist’s revolutionary achievement. Le Moment Caravage displays Fried’s unique combination of interpretive brilliance, historical seriousness, and theoretical sophistication, providing sustained and unexpected readings of a wide range of major works, from the early Boy Bitten by a Lizard to the late Martyrdom of Saint Ursula.
And with close to 200 color images, Le Moment Caravage is as richly illustrated as it is closely argued. The result is an electrifying new perspective on a crucial episode in the history of European painting.