Intelligent and escapist reading for anyone who enjoys art history, literary thrillers, or Italy.
Interesting story of the finding of an origial Carravagio painting. Great detail of Italian life and research conducted to prove the authenticity of this painting. Story and characters built into these facts. Fast read. susan
Quick read that chronicles the re-discovery of a lost Carvaggio masterpiece in 1980's/1990's Europe. Based on interviews with many scholars, art historians and others who were involved in the discovery. It reads like a fiction narrative although the story is true. If your heart beats a little faster when you find some nugget of information deep in the library stacks, you'll get a vicarious thrill from this book.
You don't have to have a degree in History of Art or to speak Italian to enjoy Harr's book but it would make it more fun. Expect to to want to tour Italy soon or at least see the Italian paintings in a museum near you after reading!
Interesting book about lost art. The book doesn't just talk about Caravaggio but also the people who play apart in find his paintings.