The Path of Humility: Caravaggio and Carlo Borromeo

Title

The Path of Humility: Caravaggio and Carlo Borromeo

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Description

The Path of Humility: Caravaggio and Carlo Borromeo establishes a fundamental relationship between the Franciscan humility of Archbishop of Milan Carlo Borromeo and the Roman sacred works of Caravaggio. This is the first book to consider and focus entirely upon these two seemingly anomalous personalities of the Counter-Reformation. The import of Caravaggio’s Lombard artistic heritage has long been seen as pivotal to the development of his sacred style, but it was not his only source of inspiration. This book seeks to enlarge the discourse surrounding Caravaggio’s style by placing him firmly in the environment of Borromean Milan, a city whose urban fabric was transformed into a metaphorical Via Crucis. This book departs from the prevailing preoccupation – the artist’s experience in Rome as fundamental to his formulation of sacred style – and toward his formative years in Borromeo’s Milan, where humility reigned supreme. This book is intended for a broad, yet specialized readership interested in Counter-Reformation art and devotion. It serves as a critical text for undergraduate and graduate art history courses on Baroque art, Caravaggio, and Counter-Reformation art. [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9781433129278

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573-1610), Saint Charles Borromeo (1538-1584), Christianity and art, Catholic Church, Italy

Disciplines

Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art and Architecture | Catholic Studies | Theory and Criticism