Julian Bell: Paint Serious, Paint Big
2 December 2010
Show More Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness and Magic by Helen Langdon, Xavier Salomon and Caterina Volpi.
Paul Holberton, 240 pp., £40, September 2010, 978 1 907372 01 8Show More
Painting for Profit: The Economic Lives of 17th-Century Italian Painters by Richard Spear and Philip Sohm et al.
Yale, 384 pp., £45, 0 300 15456 9Show More
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon.
Allen Lane, 514 pp., £30, July 2010, 978 0 7139 9674 6Show More
The Moment of Caravaggio by Michael Fried.
Princeton, 304 pp., £34.95, 0 691 14701 9Show More
“... big March exhibition, held at the Pantheon, and its August one, at San Giovanni Decollato. Xavier Salomon, in a catalogue essay about these artist-organised events, describes Rosa reaching ‘a level of panic, over-working and exhaustion every summer, in the Roman heat’, as he prepared for the August show: ‘My nature is subject to these bursts ...”