《卡拉瓦喬》,法蘭欣．普羅絲,左岸文化,88折. ... 普羅絲以她的熱情與機敏，描述偉大的藝術家卡拉瓦喬短暫而激盪的一生。卡拉瓦喬一五七一年生於米蘭附近，二十一歲時遷居 ...
《卡拉瓦喬》. 王娟娟, 羅莎‧喬治- 木馬文化，2002-08-01 出版.
*****我弄不清楚書中的「知識份子」的原文，因為末篇用I. Berlin的用語「俗世教士」（The Secular Priesthood 譬如說，pp.196-97），不過你查它的出處之一：I. Berlin 《俄羅斯思想家》（彭淮棟譯，台北：聯經，1987，p. 156）強調的是「「知識份子階層」（intelligentsia）」。
【hc後補入：我們十七世紀的義大利寫實主義畫家卡瓦拉喬 （Caravaggio，1571-1610），就曾以溺水而死的妓女屍首為模特兒，完成宗教畫作〈處女之死〉（Death of the Virgin）【Dear Jo：這應該是「聖母」之誤解—我查哈佛大學出版社的 Circa 1600: A Ｒevolution of Style in Italian Panting by S. J. Freedberg 一書，他畫了她的一生…..我們可以從台北市面上一本畫家專集了解Via Roman是他輝煌騰達之開始。】
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狂人畫家卡拉瓦喬傳奇 搬上銀幕 吳垠慧／台北報導 (20090124) 他是個瘋子，膽敢把娼妓畫成聖母，他也是藝評公認的天才。生於十六世紀末的義大利畫家卡拉瓦喬，他卅九年生命裡，是娼妓的情人，也是紅衣主教求畫對象。 他功成名就，卻因殺人罪客死他鄉。電影《一代畫家：卡拉瓦喬》將他戲劇性一生搬上銀幕，作家哈爾也將其名作《逮捕耶穌》發掘過程寫成小說。
The long-lost Caravaggio painting that the baroque master had with him when he died in 1610 has finally been identified, according to the world’s foremost authority on the artist.
Several copies of Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy are thought to exist. But now the Caravaggio scholar Mina Gregori has said she is confident of having made a “definitive” verification of the version that she has studied in a private European collection.
After years hunting for the real thing, the eminent art expert and president of Florence’s Roberto Longhi Art History Foundation, declared: “At last, it’s you”, after finding herself seemingly gazing at the Caravaggio original. If true, the discovery would be one of rare importance in Western art.
Ms Gregori said key characteristics of the painting, the first ever photograph of which was printed in La Repubblica yesterday, left no doubts in her mind regarding its provenance. “The creation of a body with varying tones, the intensity of the face. The strong wrists, crossed fingers and beautiful hair … the wonderful variations in light and colour – all show that it is Caravaggio,” she said.
She added that the discovery of a handwritten note attached to the back of the 103.5cm by 91.5cm painting, attributing it to Caravaggio, and denoting it is a commission by one of his important patrons, Cardinale Scipione Borghese of Rome, was the final proof. The family, who contacted Ms Gregori for the authentification, have said they have no intention of selling it.
The existence of a version known as the “Klein Magdalena” in Rome, which some experts have described as authentic, suggests that further controversy is not out of the question. Ms Gregori told The Independent she was pressing the owners of the version she says she has authenticated to make it available for some sort of public display. “Even by Caravaggio’s standards this is a beautiful and revolutionary painting,” she said. “The ultimate goal is that everyone should have the opportunity to see it. But for now all I can say is that it’s in Europe.”
Caravaggio, born Michelangelo Merisi, is celebrated for his revolutionary use of contrasting light and dark – chiaroscuro – that anticipated the work of later baroque giants including Rembrandt and Velazquez.
He was thought to have painted the Magdalen in 1606, shortly after fleeing Rome following his conviction for murder. It was during his return to the city in search of a papal pardon, carrying with him the painting, that he was believed to have become ill with fever, and died in Tuscany.