Controversial Caravaggio Book Withdrawn From Amazon

Amazon today withdrew the controversial new book, Young Caravaggio – One Hundred Rediscovered Works, which published 1000 images of the works of Caravaggio and, among them, the “findings” of the two Italian scholars who made the jaw-dropping claim of having found 100 new works by the Renaissance master while sifting through an archive in a castle in Milan, The Telegraph reports. While it’s unclear why Amazon dropped the book, what is clear is that there are growing doubts among art scholars over the claims, which were never peer-reviewed. It turns out that other scholars have seen these works before and none has ever identified them as the work of Caravaggio. Furthermore, serious scholars apparently don’t publish their findings via e-book.
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