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Early Italian Painting
 

Early Italian Painting

By Crowe, Joseph Archer
By Cavalcaselle, Giovanni Battista
By Jameson, Anna

Oscillating between the majesty of the Greco-Byzantine tradition and the modernity predicted by Giotto, Early Italian Painting addresses the first important aesthetic movement that would lead to the Renaissance, the Italian Primitives. Trying new mediums and techniques, these rev...olutionary artists no longer painted frescos on walls, but created the first mobile paintings on wooden panels. The faces of the figures were painted to shock the spectator in order to emphasise the divinity of the character being represented. The bright gold leafed backgrounds were used to highlight the godliness of the subject. The elegance of both line and colour were combined to reinforce specific symbolic choices. Ultimately the Early Italian artists wished to make the invisible visible. In this magnificent book, the authors emphasise the importance that the rivalry between the Sienese and Florentine schools played in the evolution of art history. The reader will discover how the sacred began to take a more human form through these forgotten masterworks, opening a discrete but definitive door through the use of anthropomorphism, a technique that would be cherished by the Renaissance.
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ISBN 9781780428055
Published 5 Jan 2012
Publisher Parkstone International
Availabilty Not yet available in NZ
Series Art of Century

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ISBN-13 9781780428055
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Released 5 Jan 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Not specified
Author(s) By Crowe, Joseph Archer
By Cavalcaselle, Giovanni Battista
By Jameson, Anna
Series Art of Century
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1400 To C 1600
Renaissance art
Early Renaissance (C 1400-1500)
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 759.5
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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