Intelligent and escapist reading for anyone who enjoys art history, literary thrillers, or Italy.
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.
I loved this book! I read it after I had been to Italy and fell in love with the Caravaggio's at the church mentioned in the book. I also had a trip planned to Ireland so I made sure I found the painting in the National Musuem in Dublin.
It is a fascinating read for lovers of art, Italy, Ireland, and people!
We read it for book club and it got mixed reviews. It was easy enough to get through although extremely/overly detailed. I love Art History and this made for an interesting topic. Not sure I'd recommend, but I was glad I read it, felt like I learned a thing or two.