Florence

The Paintings and Frescoes in the City That Invented Art, 1250-1743
Author: Ross King,Anja Grebe
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
ISBN: 9781631910012
Category: Art
Page: 704
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This is the most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence ever undertaken, with more than 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city's great museums and churches-produced in the same manner as BD&L's The Louvre and The Vatican. Every painted work that is on display in the Uffizi Gallery, The Pitti Palace, the Accademia, and the Duomo is included in the book, plus many or most of the works from 28 of the city's other magnificent museums and churches. The research and text are by Ross King (best-selling author), Anja Grebe (author or The Louvre and The Vatican), Cristina Acidini (former Superintendent of the public museums of Florence) and Msgr. Timothy Verdon (Director of the artworks for the Archdiocese of Florence).

Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400-1600


Author: Loren W. Partridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780520257740
Category: Art
Page: 241
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"Rich and engaging. This account of Florentine art tells the story of who commissioned these works, who made them, where they were seen, and how they were experienced and understood by their viewers. Includes a useful timeline, glossary, and series of artists' biographies."--Patricia L. Reilly, Swarthmore College "An extraordinarily useful book, not only for teachers, but also for historically minded travelers interested in an illustrated guide to the art of Renaissance Florence."--Evelyn Lincoln, Brown University "Clear and compelling. The well-chosen illustrations include ground plans and diagrams of key architectural monuments and sculpture. The updated, judicious bibliography is a resource for anyone tackling the vast scholarship on the art of Renaissance Florence."--Cristelle Baskins, editor of The Triumph of Marriage: Painted Cassoni of the Renaissance

The History of Florence in Painting


Author: Cyril Gerbron,Stefano Calonaci,Neville Rowley
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789211453
Category: Art
Page: 495
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A landmark volume that tells the story of the quintessential Renaissance city anew, through its art Placed at the heart of Italy, Florence was already in the Middle Ages a center of commerce and fine craftsmanship. Spurred on by a few powerful dynasties of merchants and financiers—above all the Medici, but also the Strozzi, the Pitti, and others—the city became the leading force in the Renaissance of the arts, literature, and science. Challenging the primacy of the Venetian Republic and even the city of the Popes, Florence attained a glory that was reflected down through the later centuries of Medici rule. And Florence was all along a city of painters, who recorded its sights; the likenesses of its leaders and luminaries; its battles, civic myths, and patron saints; and, of course, the changing tastes of their Tuscan patrons. In this magnificent volume are assembled a wide variety of artworks, both familiar and rarely seen, that, interwoven with an authoritative text, illustrate the eventful history of Florence—from the age of Cimabue and Giotto, through the High Renaissance of Leonardo and Michelangelo, to the Mannerism of Vasari and Bronzino, and even to the era of modern travelers like Sargent and Degas. The History of Florence in Painting is a feast for the eyes and the intellect, and worthy companion to the previous volumes in this series, The History of Venice in Painting, The History of Paris in Painting, and The History of Rome in Painting.

Paintings in the Uffizi & Pitti Galleries


Author: Mina Gregori,Antonio Paolucci,Marco Chiarini
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 9780821220849
Category: Art
Page: 648
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This magnificent gathering of more than 800 exemplary paintings from one of the world's greatest collections of European art has been lovingly reproduced in lavish full color. Over 800 color plates. Boxed.

Paintings in the Vatican


Author: Carlo Pietrangeli,Guido Cornini,Anna Maria De Strobel,Maria Serlupi Crescenzi
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 9780821223161
Category: Art
Page: 605
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Shows and describes Vatican paintings in chronological order, from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, including works by Giotto, Bellini, da Vinci, Caravaggio, Poussin, Titian, and Michelangelo

Paintings of the Prado


Author: J. Rogelio Buendía,Museo del Prado
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780821222355
Category: Art
Page: 652
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Historical overview of the Prado museum and its collections.

The Louvre

All the Paintings
Author: Vincent Pomarde
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 1579128866
Category: Art
Page: 766
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Collects photographs of all of the 3,022 paintings from the permanent collection of the Louvre currently on display, with introductions to each of the four main museum collections, as well as descriptive and analytical text for over four hundred of the paintings.

Brunelleschi's Dome

How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Author: Ross King
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620401932
Category: Architecture
Page: 194
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Describes how a fifteenth-century goldsmith and clockmaker, Filippo Brunelleschi, came up with a unique design for the dome to crown Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore, in a dramatic study set against the turbulent backdrop of Renaissance Italy.

The Vatican

All the Paintings : the Complete Collection of Old Masters Plus More Than 300 Sculptures, Maps, Tapestries, and Other Artifacts
Author: Anja Grebe
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 1579129439
Category: Art
Page: 525
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Presents the art within Vatican City, including works by Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio, and Raphael.

An Art Lover's Guide to Florence


Author: Judith Anne Testa
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875806808
Category: Art
Page: 269
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No city but Florence contains such an intense concentration of art produced in such a short span of time. The sheer number and proximity of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence can be so overwhelming that Florentine hospitals treat hundreds of visitors each year for symptoms brought on by trying to see them all, an illness famously identified with the French author Stendhal. While most guidebooks offer only brief descriptions of a large number of works, with little discussion of the historical background, Judith Testa gives a fresh perspective on the rich and brilliant art of the Florentine Renaissance in An Art Lover's Guide to Florence. Concentrating on a number of the greatest works, by such masters as Botticelli and Michelangelo, Testa explains each piece in terms of what it meant to the people who produced it and for whom they made it, deftly treating the complex interplay of politics, sex, and religion that were involved in the creation of those works. With Testa as a guide, armchair travelers and tourists alike will delight in the fascinating world of Florentine art and history.

Mad Enchantment

Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies
Author: Ross King
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632860147
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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From bestselling author Ross King, a brilliant portrait of the legendary artist and the story of his most memorable achievement. Claude Monet is perhaps the world's most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Monet intended the water lilies to provide "an asylum of peaceful meditation." Yet, as Ross King reveals in his magisterial chronicle of both artist and masterpiece, these beautiful canvases belie the intense frustration Monet experienced in trying to capture the fugitive effects of light, water, and color. They also reflect the terrible personal torments Monet suffered in the last dozen years of his life. Mad Enchantment tells the full story behind the creation of the Water Lilies, as the horrors of World War I came ever closer to Paris and Giverny and a new generation of younger artists, led by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, were challenging the achievements of Impressionism. By early 1914, French newspapers were reporting that Monet, by then seventy-three, had retired his brushes. He had lost his beloved wife, Alice, and his eldest son, Jean. His famously acute vision--what Paul Cezanne called "the most prodigious eye in the history of painting†?--was threatened by cataracts. And yet, despite ill health, self-doubt, and advancing age, Monet began painting again on a more ambitious scale than ever before. Linking great artistic achievement to the personal and historical dramas unfolding around it, Ross King presents the most intimate and revealing portrait of an iconic figure in world culture.

The Vatican Art Deck

100 Masterpieces
Author: N.A
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316273678
Category: Art
Page: 102
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The Vatican is one of the most popular destinations in the world, with more than 5 million visitors each year. It is also home to some of the world's greatest and most exquisite works of art. Its museums, palaces, and grounds house Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his Pietà, the Raphael frescoes, and the works of Giotto, Fra Angelico, Titian, and Caravaggio, as well as the world's finest statues, manuscripts, architecture, and gardens, and its most precious religious relics.The Vatican Art Deck includes 100 of the most iconic and significant works of art in the Vatican. Each entry includes a a full-size photograph of the art and a 200-word discussion by art historian Anja Grebe on the key attributes of the work; what to look for when viewing it; the artist's inspirations, techniques, and biographical information; the artist's impact on art history; and more. The work is also fully described with its title and the artist's name, the date of completion, the birth and death dates of the artist, the medium that was used, the size of the art (where applicable), the catalog number, and the museum in which the work of art can be found. Perfect for art lovers, students, and armchair travelers, The Vatican Art Deck is a guided tour through one of the most exquisite collections in the world.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Masterpiece Paintings
Author: Kathryn Calley Galitz
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0847846598
Category: Art
Page: 544
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This monumental new book is the first to celebrate the greatest and most iconic paintings from the encyclopedic collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, one of the largest, most important, and most beloved museums in the world. This impressive volume's broad sweep of material, all from a single museum, makes it at once a universal history of painting and the ideal introduction to the iconic masterworks of this world-renowned institution. More than 1,000 lavish color illustrations and details of 500 masterpiece paintings, created over 5,000 years in cultures across the globe, are presented chronologically from the dawn of civilization to the present. These works represent a grand tour of painting from ancient Egypt and classical antiquity and prized Byzantine and medieval altarpieces, to paintings from Asia, India, Africa and the Americas, and and the greatest European and North American masters. The Metropolitan Museum of Art includes and introduction and illuminating texts about each artwork written specially for this volume by Kathryn Calley Galitz, whose experience as both curator and educator at the Met makes her uniquely qualified. European and American artists include Duccio, El Greco, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Bronzino, Caravaggio, Turner, Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Brueghel, Vermeer, David, Renior, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Degas, Sargent, Homer, Matisse, Picasso, Pollock, Jasper Johns, and Warhol. The artworks are arranged in rough chronological order, without regard to geography or culture, offering a visual timeline of the history of painting, from the earliest examples on pottery jars made over five thousand years ago to canvases on which the paint has barely dried. Freed from the constraints imposed by the physical layout of the Museum, the paintings resonate anew; and this chronological framework reveals unexpected visual affinities among the works. For those wishing to experience the unparalleled breadth and depth of the Met's collection, or study masterpieces of painting from throughout history, this important volume is sure to become a classic cherished by art lovers around the world.

Florence

Art and Architecture
Author: S. Bietoletti,Antonio Paolucci
Publisher: Hf Ullmann
ISBN: 9783848000081
Category: Art
Page: 528
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There can be no doubt about it: this is a magnificent achievement. The illustrated volume Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and easily understood texts with an abundance of opulent color illustrations into a first class cultural experience. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors accompany the reader on a journey to the unique artistic treasures of this city on the Arno. The experts introduce superb historical buildings and sculptures in their historical contexts, and as "insiders" lead you through world famous painting galleries such as the Accademia and the Palazzo Pitti. Over 500 high quality illustrations, often over more than one page, as well as thematic essays on book illumination, the art of the goldsmith and the treasures of the Medicis round out the text. Whether as an especially beautiful gift or to grace your own bookshelves, this exceptional book is a bibliophile's jewel, and at the same time an enthralling art guide through one of the most gorgeous cities in the world.

Botticelli

images of love and spring
Author: Frank Zöllner,Sandro Botticelli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Botticelli


Author: Susan Legouix,Susan Sloman
Publisher: Chaucer Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Botticelli's art has proved more magnetic to historians and critics during the past hundred years than that of any other fifteenth century painter. His linear evocations of feminine grace and beauty, epitomized in his celebrated allegorical compositions 'Primavera' and 'The Birth of Venus', have entered the repertory of potent and immediately recognizable images, representing the classical ideal of the Italian Renaissance. His celestially serene Madonnas and sweet-tempered angels have become inseparable from the notion of religious sublimity and devotion in the quattrocento. Susan Legouix offers a fresh and stimulating account of the art and the world of Botticelli. She charts the development of Botticelli's style, his growing assurance and his ultimate adoption of an almost backward-looking, Gothic but deeply personal idiom. The demands of his public commissions for churches and their effect upon his style are measured and balanced against his private modes, especially his illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy, which confirm his genius as a draughtsman and an interpreter. Special attention is also paid to the shifting taste of succeeding centuries and the Victorian revival of interest in Botticelli's work which has raised him to the position of one of the supreme if also most enigmatic masters of western art.

The Elements of Sculpture


Author: Herbert George
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714867410
Category: Art
Page: 192
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The ultimate viewer’s guide to experiencing art in three dimensions, featuring classical Greek sculpture and Baroque marble carvings alongside works by Rodin, Duchamp, and Felix Gonzalez‐Torres. In The Elements of Sculpture, author Herbert George – a sculptor, renowned educator, and Getty Museum fellow – provides readers with a new vocabulary for viewing and discussing this versatile art form.

The Wonders of Florence


Author: Dario Cestaro,Franca Lugato
Publisher: Marsilio Editori Spa
ISBN: 9788831719216
Category: Art
Page: 12
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The first pop-up book on Florence. Dario Cestaro’s spectacular drawings and paper architecture reveal Florence and its treasures in a pop-up book telling the city’s history with straightforward texts and interesting facts. This fascinating journey in colored pages shaped into Florence’s most celebrated landmarks will help even younger children to recognize the main buildings: the cathedral with its famous ogival dome; the Palazzo Vecchio with its great tower and crenellated walls; the Palazzo Pitti, once the Medicis’ majestic ducal residence; the Ponte Vecchio, the iconic bridge over the Arno with its historic craft shops; the Church of Santa Croce, which contains tombs and monuments to many illustrious persons (Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo).

Renaissance Intarsia

Masterpieces of Wood Inlay
Author: Luca Trevisan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780789211262
Category: Art
Page: 256
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The first modern survey of a fascinating yet under appreciated art form, abundantly illustrated with new color photography. In this volume, a team of noted Italian art historians trace the evolution of Renaissance intarsia through a discussion of twelve of the most important intarsia cycles. These include the famous studiolo of Federico da Montefeltro in the ducal palace at Urbino; the sacristy of Santa Maria in Organo at Verona, which Vasari described as the most beautiful in all of Italy; and the choir of Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, the cartoons for which were prepared by Lorenzo Lotto. Drawing on the latest scholarship and, in some cases, newly discovered documentary evidence, the authors explain the historical context and iconography of these masterpieces, as well as their connections to the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the time. Their insightful essays are illustrated with some two hundred new color images, the result of an extensive photographic campaign carried out exclusively for this work. Admirably filling in a unique chapter of art history, Renaissance Intarsia will be essential reading for scholars and enthusiasts of art, and a powerful source of inspiration for contemporary artists and craftsmen.