Caravaggio's Secrets (October Books)

By 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 as an alternative 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 with the intention to block it with a secret.

Bersani and Dutoit provide a psychoanalytic interpreting of the enigmatic tackle as beginning family grounded in paranoid fascination. They examine Caravaggio's makes an attempt to maneuver past such kin, his experiments with an area not circumscribed via the mutual and paranoid, if erotically stimulating, fascination with imaginary secrets and techniques. In his most unusual paintings, Caravaggio proposes a greatly new mode of connectedness, a nonerotic sensuality appropriate to the main fascinating makes an attempt in our personal time to reconsider, maybe even to reinvent, group.

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