The ground-breaking biography that provoked huge controversy on publication. Peter Robb brings Caravaggio alive in a way no art criticism has ever done before.'A dazzling book which I imagine will spawn as many imitators as LONGITUDE' LITERARY REVIEW'One of the great biographies of an artist, a book I urge you to read' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Peter Robb is the author of the widely-acclaimed MIDNIGHT IN SICILY. Born in Toorak, Australia, he has lived in Europe and South America for much of his adult life. He now lives in Sydney.
"Recreates the mirror Caravaggio held up to nature with singular
delicacy as well as passion and panache."-Hilary Spurling, "The New
York Times Book Review"
"[Robb's] biography . . . comes across almost like an eyewitness account. His commentaries on the paintings convey a kind of informed passion in confrontation with genius . . . His account achieves both intimacy and vibrancy because of the richness of layering, its nonstop accumulation of analyzed detail."-Richard Bernstein, "The New York Times"
"Robb's ambitions are lofty and, plainly put, it is hard not to be seduced by his prose."-"The Washington Post"
"Partisan, sharply personal, and well worth reading."-"The Wall Street Journal"
"Passionate, perceptive . . . [Robb] succeeds brilliantly in bringing to life one of the handful of figures in art history whose genius blazed so brightly that it illuminated an entire age and changed forever the course of European art."-"The Baltimore Sun"