Narcissus. c.1597-99. Some scholars do not agree with the Caravaggio attribution
Caravaggio has been quite prominent in the news recently, with the alleged identification of his bones to the retrieval of a stolen copy of his work. Today we have a special treat. In a new series on BBC Radio 3, five experts will be presenting an in depth look at the life and work of the famed Milanese painter.
The first episode is presented by John Gash, Senior Lecturer in the History of Art at Aberdeen University.
This recording is not officially available as a podcast. It is presented here courtesy of a generous Art lover. You can listen from the player below, or download the .mp3.
A very special thank you to Robert Greaves from the lovely Art + History blog Matters Arising, for letting me know about this series(and clarifying start times!).
BBC Radio 3 - Reflections of Caravaggio Part 1/5
Edit: The detailed descriptions of individual works in this series of radio programs makes a quite compelling case for the inadequacy of audio as an effective medium for describing the visual arts. I've assembled this video version of the program for those who would like to see the works as they are being described. Enjoy!