Works about Caravaggio’s paintings and Caravaggio as a painter are classed in 759.5 Italian painting (built with 759 Historical, geographic, persons treatment of painting plus 5 from T2—45 Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Malta, following instructions at 759.3–759.8 Miscellaneous parts of Europe). In the upward hierarchy at 759.1–759.9 Geographic treatment are instructions about classifying individual painters; they have hierarchical force:
Individual painters are classed in notation at country level only. Standard subdivisions T1—074, T1—075, and T1—092 from Table 1 are not added for individual painters, e.g., an exhibition of the work of a Canadian painter, collecting the person's works, and a biography of the painter 759.11 (not 759.11074, 759.11075, or 759.11092, respectively).
An example of a work classed in 759.5 Italian painting is The Complete Paintings of Caravaggio. Biographies of Caravaggio are classed in 759.5 without T1—092 Persons, e.g., Caravaggio: A Life and Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles. Exhibitions of works by Caravaggio are classed in 759.5 without T1—074 Museums, collections, exhibits, e.g., Caravaggio & His World: Darkness & Light (“Catalog of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Nov. 29, 2003-Feb. 22, 2004 and at the National Gallery of Victoria, Mar. 11-May 30, 2004”).