Today we begin a month long discussion of The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio by Jonathan Harr. But first a few sites that may be of interest to you:
For a summary of the book and a biography of the author:
For information about art conservation and restoration:
For information about Caravaggio:
For information about The Taking of Christ (Caravaggio):
For selected reviews: http://www.reviewsofbooks.com/
Please type title The Lost Painting and author Jonathan Harr to access reviews on this site.
For Amazon.com customer reviews:
NOW TO BEGIN THE DISCUSSION:
The reputation of artists and writers often swings widely depending on the tenor of the times. How was Caravaggio's art regarded by his contemporaries? Do we hold the same views today? What was the Church's view of his work?
What is it about Caravaggio's work that sustains interest over several centuries?
I look forward to your participation.