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The Resource Caravaggio and his two cardinals, Creighton E. Gilbert

Caravaggio and his two cardinals, Creighton E. Gilbert

Label
Caravaggio and his two cardinals
Title
Caravaggio and his two cardinals
Statement of responsibility
Creighton E. Gilbert
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Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This study focuses on three paintings done by Caravaggio for the two Mattei brothers - a cardinal and a marquis who shared the family palace and, for a time, had Caravaggio as a house guest. The Mattei family has been given short shrift in the literature about Caravaggio, which otherwise has rightly devoted great attention to his patrons. This context enriches our understanding of the paintings - the "Pastor Friso," often dubiously said to represent John the Baptist, the Supper at Emmaus in the London National Gallery, and the newly rediscovered Kiss of Judas in Dublin - then implicates wider contexts, including a comparative study of the artist's most famous works, the Matthew cycle in the Contarelli chapel, and his other patrons, specifically Cardinal Del Monte. An examination of these relationships allows valuable insight into the question of Caravaggio's "naturalist style," his peers, and his period
  • Gilbert devotes separate discussions to the Marquis and to Cardinal Mattei in developing his argument that each of them influenced Caravaggio in different ways. A collector of classical sculpture, the Marquis is connected to the classical mythological themes that are here identified in specific paintings. A study of Cardinal Mattei indicates that he was outstandingly devout, which was true of only a small number of cardinals during the period. Gilbert shows that the artist's two paintings for the Cardinal alter the previous patterns of representing their religious themes, in ways related to Counter-Reformation ideas. Scholars have long searched for the specific religious figure who inspired this quality in Caravaggio's work, resolved here by Gilbert's meticulous scholarship and carefully drawn connections
  • In its intellectual approach, Caravaggio and His Two Cardinals is a series of extended essays on diverse topics that involve the politics of Counter-Reformation religion and propaganda; neo-Latin poetry; the social status of homosexuality in the period; dialect speech; and inheritance patterns of works of art in families. Gilbert's thoughtful insights on the theory of a homoerotic aspect in Caravaggio's work alone should provoke spirited scholarly discussion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Creighton
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.C26
LC item number
G53 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1573-1610
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da
  • Getscher, Robert H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da
  • Jesus Christ
  • John
  • Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da
  • Jesus Christ
  • John
  • Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da
  • Jésus-Christ
  • Jean-Baptiste, saint
  • Caravage, Le
  • Del Monte, Francesco Maria
  • Mattei
  • Mannerism (Art)
  • Art patronage
  • Art patronage
  • Mannerism (Art)
  • Italy
  • Kunstbevordering
  • Opdrachtgevers
  • Maniérisme
  • Thème artistique
  • Mécénat culturel
  • Italie
  • Mécénat
Label
Caravaggio and his two cardinals, Creighton E. Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The painting and the puzzle -- The ram -- Gaspare Celio's credentials -- Prince Phryxus -- What sort of shepherd is Friso? -- The savor of the great love to come -- The painting of rivals -- Patrons, assertive and not -- The first cardinal host: Del Monte -- A religious cardinal host: Mattei -- The Matthew cycle and the interested parties -- Reports on sexuality -- Perceptions of sexuality
Control code
29798577
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780271013121
Lccn
93044381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29798577
Label
Caravaggio and his two cardinals, Creighton E. Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The painting and the puzzle -- The ram -- Gaspare Celio's credentials -- Prince Phryxus -- What sort of shepherd is Friso? -- The savor of the great love to come -- The painting of rivals -- Patrons, assertive and not -- The first cardinal host: Del Monte -- A religious cardinal host: Mattei -- The Matthew cycle and the interested parties -- Reports on sexuality -- Perceptions of sexuality
Control code
29798577
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780271013121
Lccn
93044381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29798577

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