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The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

12 Ratings: 3.1
A book by Jonathan Harr

The author of A Civil Action offers a compelling account of the search for a long-lost masterpiece by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Caravaggio, one his era's most colorful and turbulent figures, following a young graduate student across hundreds … see full wiki

Author: Jonathan Harr
Genre: Art
Publisher: Random House Inc
Date Published: November 07, 2006
4 reviews about The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio...
review by . June 30, 2010
   This book was a really fun read if you like art as much as I do. Jonathan Harr took a somewhat interesting story and wrote about the people and events in a way to make it very exciting. The best thing was, it's all true, even down to the characters names. Books like this are why I don't read fiction. There are so many good stories from the world of history and art history out there. But many of them just need to be told in an engaging way.      Caravaggio …
Quick Tip by . May 25, 2010
True story that reads like a thriller. I learned an amazing amount about the world of museums, acquisition and restoration
Quick Tip by . May 25, 2010
Great Art History Read
review by . June 17, 2008
Pros: One of the best books about a specific artwork I've ever read. Fast moving.     Cons: Not one, seriously.     The Bottom Line: I read a lot of books about art and artists. I've always been interested in Caravaggio, but this book taught me so much about the search for accurate information.     Vive Italia! I picked up The Lost Painting not long after I'd finished Murder of a Medici Princess. It was on the stack to read, but I wasn't …
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