Botticelli

Botticelli

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This pioneering art series combines stunning high-quality color reproductions with expert commentary on the most popular artists of all time at an extremely accessible price. Giotto, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Vermeer are names well known to any student of art history, museum-goer, or culturally engaged

individual. Rizzoli is pleased to launch its Classics of Art series with monographs on these six world-renowned painters, whose signature styles and sheer genius continue to inspire both scholars and lay people to this day.

Each book in this series features a literary introduction and thoroughly researched essay followed by a section devoted to a detailed description of a selection of the artist's masterpieces. An extensive chronology of the artist's life and important

historical events of his era as well as a compilation of remarks by famous historians, modern and old, add cultural perspective and insight into each painter's stylistic development. A visual chart with captions as to the whereabouts of each painting and a concise bibliography with suggested further reading provide invaluable research tools.

With authoritative text by leading art historians from around the globe, these lavishly illustrated editions provide fresh insights into the art and lives of the most brilliant artists in the history of painting. No matter what your knowledge of art history, this series will compel you to explore a world of art beyond the canvas.

Holtzbrinck
This pioneering art series combines stunning high-quality color reproductions with expert commentary on the most popular artists of all time at an extremely accessible price. Giotto, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Vermeer are names well known to any student of art history, museumgoer, or culturally engaged individual. Rizzoli is pleased to launch its Classics of Art series with monographs on these six world-renowned painters, whose signature styles and sheer genius continue to inspire both scholars and lay people to this day.
Often regarded as the founder of traditional European painting, Giotto revolutionized the way artists interpreted the human condition at the turn of the fourteenth century. Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo each brought Renaissance notions of humanism to unparalleled heights. Botticelli's poetic delicacy created a magical world in which allegory and idealism are reflected. Vermeer's light-infused elegies on the everyday are some of the most exquisite paintings in the history of Western art.
Each book in this series features a literary introduction and thoroughly researched essay followed by a section devoted to a detailed description of a selection of the artist's masterpieces. An extensive chronology of the artist's life and important historical events of his era as well as a compilation of remarks by famous historians, modern and old, add cultural perspective and insight into each painter's stylistic development. A visual chart with captions as to the whereabouts of every painting and a concise bibliography with suggested further reading provide invaluable research tools.
With authoritative text by leading art historians from around the globe, these lavishly illustrated editions provide fresh insights into the art and lives of the most brilliant artists in the history of painting. No matter what your knowledge of art history, this series will compel you to explore a world of art beyond the canvas.


Blackwell North Amer
The paintings of Sandro Botticelli are some of the most unique to emerge from the Italian Renaissance. One only needs to think of the painter's Allegory of Spring and Birth of Venus (certainly two examples of the most radiant and iconic paintings in the history of art) and one is transported to Botticelli's enchanted realm where the Renaissance notion of humanism seems to guide his every brushstroke. Botticelli's wholly original painting style, his use of color and dramatic personification of allegorical figures, and his ability to intermingle themes from classical poetry, literature, and traditional stories from the Bible with a singular grace have made him one of the most beloved artists of the Renaissance. Telling the story of the artist's initial beginnings as an apprentice in the workshop of Fra Filippo Lippi, his patronage under the infamous de' Medici family, his fervent interest in the philosophical teachings of the fiery monk Savonarola, his desire to illustrate Dante's Inferno, and his rendering of the story of Nastagio degli Onesti from Boccaccio's Decameron, as well as his many religious panels painted for churches and chapels throughout Florence, this elegant, full-color volume brings to life Botticelli's magical, luminous and inspired paintings through a detailed and informed text on the life of this extraordinary figure and his passion for his art.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780847826766
0847826767
Branch Call Number: 759.5 B295b 2005
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm

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Marinetti Mar 13, 2017

Botticelli is one of the most admired artists of the Renaissance period and his seductive Venus and graceful Primavera are among the world's most recognizable works of art.

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