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David Schroeder

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  • The Lost Painting

  • The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece
  • By: Jonathan Harr
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an incredible and complex story unfolds seamlessly

  • By Jeremiah on 10-31-05

A Detective Story for Art Lovers

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-15

The Lost Painting is a very interesting read. While providing historical background on the life and art of Caravaggio 400 years ago, the story also shows how art historians research and investigate artwork today.

  • Caravaggio

  • A Life Sacred and Profane
  • By: Andrew Graham-Dixon
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

In the tradition of John Richardson's Picasso, a commanding new biography of the Italian master's tumultuous life and mysterious death. For four hundred years Caravaggio's (1571-1610) staggering artistic achievements have thrilled viewers, yet his volatile personal trajectory - the murder of Ranuccio Tomasini, the doubt surrounding Caravaggio's sexuality, the chain of events that began with his imprisonment on Malta and ended with his premature death - has long confounded historians.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Listen to this with his art work in front of you

  • By Splendifermoose on 10-19-15

Great Portrayal of Caravaggio and His Work

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-15

This is a great story, full of art, history and the most unlikely hero. I highly recommend this book for anyone remotely interested in art!

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