Baroque | book design

Client: Richard Vetere (author) for Bordighera Press

The dramatized story of Caravaggio imagined by writer Richard Vetere is full of romantic intrigue and violence on the fringes of 17th-century Italian society. The cover features the red, knotted curtain excerpted from Caravaggio’s painting Madonna del Rosario overlaid with tangled, dark-on-dark, baroque-era architectural shapes. I deepened the color of the curtain from Caravaggio’s original royal red to a more sanguine version.   -CP