The Lost Painting

The Lost Painting

[the Quest for A Caravaggio Masterpiece]

Audiobook CD - 2005 | Unabridged
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Caravaggio was a master of Italian Baroque painting who rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but whose personal demons led him to commit murder and flee Rome as a hunted man. Scholars believe that some of Caravaggio's masterpieces have been forgotten and lie hidden in some storeroom or parish church. Jonathan Harr's search for a long-lost painting known as The taking of Christ is both history and a detective story as he relates the circumstances of its disappearance and its mysterious fate.
Publisher: New York : Random House, cp2005
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739313947
Branch Call Number: CDB 759.5 C176HA
CDB 759.5 C176HA
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Scott, Campbell


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Jan 20, 2015

I really enjoy a book set in the art world. I like the mystery, the sleuthing, the restorations and the thrill of finding masterpieces that have lain hidden for hundreds of years.
This is an account based on the finding of a lost Caravaggio painting, The Taking Of Christ. I looked the painting up and was amazed at the reality and detail of it. It could be a photograph.
If I could live another life, I'd love to be an art world sleuth, digging through the layers to find and restore the beauty of the original.
I listened to this on audio and thoroughly enjoyed it.


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