Italian Renaissance Sculpture
Paperback ISBN: 0500202532
The sculptors of the Italian Renaissance transformed their Classical and regional heritage. From about 1260 to 1600, these masters introduced revolutionary innovations in freestanding figures and portraits, while on reliefs convincing perspective was rendered for the first time, predating its use in painting. The Renaissance notion of the artist as genius is vividly embodied in contemporary sculptors, from Nicola Pisano through Brunelleschi and Donatello to Michelangelo and Giambologna. Roberta Olson surveys the extraordinary artistic achievements of the period, which were to affect for ever after the practice of Western art.
We Didn't Invent Anything
Paperback ISBN: 8888493131
King Kong is a collective project founded in 2005 at Milan by Federico Sarica and Ivano Atzori with the aim to create a new core for the most creative minds. "We Didn't Invent Anything" shows through illustrations, photos and texts all the protagonists (artists, graphics, ecc) met during the years. 96 pages to describe the King Kong philosophy: "Do It Yourself".
Treasures of a Lost Art
Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Hardcover ISBN: 0300098790
This book presents one of the finest private collections of Italian manuscripts ever assembled after the First World War. Comparable only to the legendary Cini Collection in Venice, it was formed by Robert Lehman to complement his fathers holdings of early Italian panel paintings. Included are works by the major schools of illumination in southern Italy, Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia, Lombardy, and the Veneto. Also represented are works by three of the principal artists in the history of Italian painting: Duccio di Buoninsegna, Stefano da Verona, and Cosimo Tura.
What Great Paintings Say
Hardcover ISBN: 3836569671
Classics Under the Magnifying Glass Italy’s most precious painting treasures dissected Surreptitious messages, concealed myths, and historical truths lie hidden in the great works of the Italian Renaissance, behind heavy gold leaf and religious symbology. Although often obscured by the archaic language of historical painting, careful analysis and expert interpretation bring these images to life. Discover masterpieces of the most beloved creative epoch in this fascinating art historical inquiry. Images of war, romance, birth, and knowledge, works of the Italian Renaissance have much to say, when given a voice. Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen do just that—pulling apart each of the 12 featured paintings with all the talent of true detectives to offer an illuminating portal to the past. From Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam to Ucello’s The Battle of San Romano, from Antonello da Messina’s St. Jerome in His Study to Pinturicchio’s Penelope with the Suitors, the artworks under investigation are a diverse representation of the period’s innovation and brilliance, sourced directly from some of the most impressive collections in the world, including the Uffizi, Prado, and National Gallery London.