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Exporting CaravaggioThe Crucifixion of Saint Andrew

Published by GILES in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art

Add to Cart US$28.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 184 pages, 216 x 216 mm (8 ½ x 8 ½ in)

Illustrations — 89 colour

Format — Paperback

Price — UK£21.95 / US$28.95

ISBN — 978-1-911282-24-2

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Recounts the complex history of this understudied masterwork and its important, and influential, position in Caravaggio's oeuvre.

Focuses on one painting as a way of addressing larger issues related to the mobility of objects in the seventeenth century and the dissemination of artistic style.

The first book-length publication to consider this painting and to incorporate the recent conservation in its analysis of the work. 

An app on the conservation of the painting is available as a free download from the Apple App store here  or from Google Play here

About the Book

The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew (1606–7) 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.

About the Author(s)

Erin E. Benay is the Climo Junior Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art, Department of Art History, Case Western Reserve University, OH.