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Author Fried, Michael.
Title The moment of Caravaggio / Michael Fried.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2010]

Author Fried, Michael.
Series The A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts ; [2002]
Bollingen series ; XXXV, 51.
A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts ; 2002.
Bollingen series ; 35:51.
Subject Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610. Boy bitten by a lizard (National Gallery (Great Britain))
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610 -- Themes, motives.
Composition (Art)
Painting, Italian -- Italy -- Rome -- 16th century.
Painting, Italian -- Italy -- Rome -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Description x, 304 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This is an examination of one of the most important artists in the Western tradition by one of the leading art historians and critics of the past half-century. In his first extended consideration of the Italian Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), Michael Fried offers a transformative account of the artist's revolutionary achievement. Based on the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts delivered at the National Gallery of Art, this book displays Fried's unique combination of interpretive brilliance, historical seriousness, and theoretical sophistication, providing sustained and unexpected readings of a wide range of major works. The result is an electrifying new perspective on a crucial episode in the history of European painting.--[book cover].
Contents Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Lecture 1. Boy bitten by a lizard -- Lecture 2. Immersion and specularity -- Lecture 3. The invention of absorption -- Lecture 4. Skepticism, Shakespeare, address, density -- Lecture 5. Severed representations -- Lecture 6. The internal structure of the pictorial act -- Conclusion.
ISBN 9780691147017 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0691147019 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 531718903
Table of Contents
 Preface and Acknowledgments 
Lecture 1Boy Bitten by a Lizard7
Lecture 2Immersion and Specularity39
Lecture 3The Invention of Absorption69
Lecture 4Skepticism, Shakespeare, Address, Density99
Lecture 5Severed Representations141
Lecture 6The Internal Structure of the Pictorial Act195
 Photography and Copyright Credits293