Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
Acclaimed writer and historian Andrew Graham-Dixon presents a look at the life of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, whose early-seventeenth-century work profoundly changed painting, creating scenes of drama and immediacy that completely departed from the conventions of his time. For four hundred years, Caravaggio's tumultuous life and mysterious death have been surrounded by speculation. Graham-Dixon presents new evidence and sheds new light on the artist and his times. The lecture marks the release in the United States of the paperback edition of the author's prize-winning biography, Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane. A book signing follows the lecture.
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations
This lecture is made possible by the Brotman Special Exhibitions lecture fund.
Photo caption: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, St. Francis of Asisi in Ecstasy, c. 1595, Wadsworth Atheneum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, photo © 2012 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.