Painting with Demons

The Art of Gerolamo Savoldo

Michael Fried

Painting with Demons

Michael Fried

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256 pages | 65 color plates, 8 halftones | 7 1/4 x 9 3/4
Cloth $55.00 ISBN: 9781789143195 Will Publish September 2020 For sale in North and South America only
The achievements of Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Gerolamo Savoldo were, even during a period of unprecedented artistry, out of the ordinary. Born in Brescia around 1480, he radically reimagined Christian subjects. His surviving oeuvre of roughly fifty paintings—from the intensely poetic Tobias and the Angel to sober self-portraits—represents some of the most profound work of the period. In Painting with Demons, a beautifully illustrated book and the first in English devoted to the painter, Michael Fried brings his celebrated skills of looking and thinking to bear on Savoldo’s art, providing a stunning contribution to our understanding both of the early modern European imagination and of the achievement of this underappreciated artist.
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Stephen J. Campbell, Johns Hopkins University
“A groundbreaking book on an extraordinary artist. . . . An ambitious and encompassing view of Savoldo, critically astute and resolutely historical.”
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