Researching Caravaggio at the NGI | Library & Archives
The Art Library comprises over 70,000 publications relating to art from the 15th century to the present day. The collection primarily covers paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints, and sculpture in the Western European artistic tradition. Art and artists that feature in the Gallery's collection are especially well represented whilst publications on American, African, Asian, and Australasian art also feature. Over 200 journal titles are represented in the collection and recently received journals are available for consultation in the Library Reading Room.
The Library boasts an extensive reference collection consisting of leading international directories and dictionaries of art, as well as access to a large number of useful online resources. Many of the publications in the Library's special collection, which includes rare and antiquarian books, art treatises, illustrated books, pamphlets, early exhibition and sales catalogues, are unique to its collection.
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Caravaggio on the NGI website
Information about Caravaggio's life can be found online, along with a list of resources available for consultation in our fine art library.
The Life of Caravaggio
The Taking of Christ
Caravaggio's masterpiece work 'The Taking of Christ' has a complex and interesting background, find out more via these links:
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