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June 22nd, 2011 #1
Previously unknown Caravaggio painting discovered
bonus points if you notice the skull in the background.
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I'd be interested in the technical notes on the restoration and the details of the provenance that back this up. Because, just looking at the painting, I ain't convinced. Finding "lost" Caravaggios is a fad among art historians these days.
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June 22nd, 2011 #3Registered User
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I saw this yesterday at the Caravaggio exhibit in Ottawa. To be honest I wasn't as impressed with it as some of the other paintings he did.
Overall I thought it was a good show and worth seeing, even if the artists other than Caravaggio that were represented were for the most part much weaker than him.
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June 22nd, 2011 #4
I'm with Elwell. I'd like to see some of the technical support for the assertion that this is a Caravaggio.
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June 22nd, 2011 #6David Franklin, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art and co-author of the book, said the work "shows a side of Caravaggio perhaps that is not as drastic and antagonistic as usual," adding, "Maybe that's why it hadn't been known."
This New Yorker article on the man who keeps finding fingerprints on masterpieces is fascinating (and possibly germane). It's a long read, but it gets more interesting about halfway through.
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June 22nd, 2011 #7
This won't be part of my collection when I become an international art thief.
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