Masterpieces of Italian Painting

Masterpieces of Italian Painting

The Walters Art Museum

Book - 2005
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Perseus Publishing
his book introduces the general public and scholarly audience alike to one of the great collections of Italian Renaissance and Baroque paintings, with examples of major works dating from the late Medieval period to the late Baroque.

The volume presents 50 key paintings in colour, many with colour details. Each work is accompanied by an extended commentary, written in a clear and accessible style. Specific terminology and Italian words, when used, are always explained; each text clearly states why a particular painting is important and interesting; and each commentary is informed by the most recent scholarship. The paintings have been selected to show the huge range of artistic and stylist development in painting during this period, and signature works featured in this volume include: Pietro Lorenzetti, Virgin and Child, 1342-8; Bicci di Lorenzo,Annunciation, ca. 1430; Giovanni Bellini and assistants, Madonna and Child with Saints and Donors, ca. 1510; Raphael,Madonna of the Candelabra, 1513-14; Veronese, Countess Livia da Porto Thiene and Daughter, ca. 1551; Luca Giordano,Ecce Homo, 17th-century; Guido Reni, The Penitent Magdalene, ca. 1638; and Francesco Guardi,Venetian Courtyard, ca. 1770-90.

Particular emphasis is placed on the subject matter and style of the paintings; each is discussed both in itself and within the context of the wider period and school. The authors focus on key questions, such as What issues and trends does a painting exemplify?” Footnotes are included only where they are genuinely useful for the reader. A select bibliography provides information on further reading and sources for each work and artist featured in the book, including both standard reference sources, and a selection of the most important recent books and articles.

"This illustrated book presents one of the great collections of Italian paintings in North America, and includes major works dating from the twelfth through the eighteenth centuries." "The volume presents fifty highlights of the collection, many with color details and comparative illustrations.

Blackwell North Amer
"This illustrated book presents one of the great collections of Italian paintings in North America, and includes major works dating from the twelfth through the eighteenth centuries." "The volume presents fifty highlights of the collection, many with color details and comparative illustrations. Introductions to each chronological section situate individual works of art within the artistic and stylistic developments of the period. Signature pieces featured in this volume include Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels, ca. 1340-45, by Pietro Lorenzetti; The Ideal City, ca. 1480-84, attributed to Fra Carnavale; Madonna and Child with Saints and Three Venetian Procurators, 1510, by Giovanni Bellini and workshop; Madonna of the Candelabra, ca. 1513, by Raphael and workshop; Portrait of the Countess Livia da Porto Thiene and Her Daughter Porzia, ca. 1551, by Veronese; The Penitent Magdalene, ca. 1635, by Guido Reni; and Scipio Africanus Freeding Massiva, 1719-21, by Giambattista Tiepolo. Taken together, the Walters Art Museum's holdings constitute a magnificent array of individual works as well as a historical journey through seven centuries of Italian art." A selected bibliography provides both standard reference sources and a selection of the most important recent books and articles on each work and artist featured in the book.

Publisher: Baltimore : Walters Art Mueum in association with D Giles, London, c2005
ISBN: 9781904832140
1904832148
9780911886580
0911886583
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm

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