Caravaggio's Secrets (October Books)

Caravaggio's Secrets (October Books)

Leo Bersani


Many critics have explored the homoerotic message within the early snap shots of the baroque painter Michelangelo Caravaggio (1573-1610). In Caravaggio's Secrets, Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit emphasize in its place the impenetrability of those snap shots. the stress among erotic invitation and self-concealing retreat leads Bersani and Dutoit to finish that the curiosity of those works is of their illustration of an enigmatic deal with that solicits intimacy on the way to block it with a secret.

Bersani and Dutoit supply a psychoanalytic analyzing of the enigmatic deal with as starting up family grounded in paranoid fascination. They examine Caravaggio's makes an attempt to maneuver past such family members, his experiments with an area now not circumscribed by way of the mutual and paranoid, if erotically stimulating, fascination with imaginary secrets and techniques. In his most unusual paintings, Caravaggio proposes a considerably new mode of connectedness, a nonerotic sensuality suitable to the main fascinating makes an attempt in our personal time to reconsider, even perhaps to reinvent, neighborhood.

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