Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Amazon withdraws controversial Caravaggio book

The lavishly illustrated two-volume e-book , 'Young Caravaggio – One hundred rediscovered works', went on sale on Amazon just days ago and was available for download to Kindles.

But the book, which contained 1,000 images of Caravaggio's work and the supposed "new" drawings, was abruptly withdrawn from Amazon's website on Tuesday, with the title crossed out and a blank space where the cover of the book had been displayed.

Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz and Adriana Conconi Fedrigolli, the art historians who wrote it, claimed to have found 100 previously unrecognised sketches and drawings by the Baroque master after sifting through an archive of art work held by a castle in Milan.

Click here to read this article from the Telegraph