Valentin de Boulogne : Beyond Caravaggio
In the years following Caravaggio's death, the French-born painter Valentin de Boulogne (1591-1632) emerged as one of the greatest masters of naturalistic painting, demonstrating the influence of Caravaggio's style and subject matter.
This book, the first complete monograph of his work in English, features more than 50 beautifully illustrations of paintings by Valentin, as well as numerous comparative works. Essays explore Valentin's masterful depictions of everyday life as well as the tumult and violence of 17th-century Rome, where he lived and worked.
This comprehensive survey brings to light a radical but under-recognised practitioner of realism whose powerful works prefigured the modernity of 19th-century artists such as Gustave Courbet.
- Author: Annick Lemoine and Keith Christiansen
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1588396020
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 22.9 cm