This book details the complicated process of attributing the first “Medusa” – a fantastic work depicting the famous mythological Gorgon at the moment of her beheading – to renowned Baroque master Caravaggio. With testimony from art historian Mina Gregori, a world authority on Caravaggio, and further evidence for the attribution provided by Maurizio Seracini and other experts, this book reveals a great deal about the incredible amount of work that goes into properly authenticating and attributing a work of art. Complete with photographs of X-ray stills and close-ups of the work itself, this book is perfect for lovers of Caravaggio, and also for those interested in how new technologies are applied in the art world.

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