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100 Early Caravaggio Artworks Discovered

Will appear in ebook tomorrow
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 5, 2012 2:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – Art lovers around the world are in for a treat tomorrow: For the first time ever, they'll get to see 100 newly discovered paintings and sketches by a young Caravaggio, the great Renaissance painter. The works, estimated to be worth nearly $900 million, will appear in a 600-page Amazon ebook, the Telegraph reports. They're likely from 1584 to 1588, during Caravaggio's years apprenticed to the painter Simone Peterzano.

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Italian art historians found the "new" materials at Peterzano's Milan workshop. "We always felt it was impossible that Caravaggio left no record, no studies in the workshop of a painter as famous as his mentor," says an expert who, along with colleagues, has been studying the works for two years alongside established Caravaggio works. (Read more Caravaggio stories.)

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