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Renaissance By Andrew Graham-Dixon,

  • Title: Renaissance
  • Author: Andrew Graham-Dixon
  • ISBN: 9780520223752
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Renaissance was one of the great periods of creative and intellectual achievement This age of genius, from its origins in the thirteenth century to its zenith in sixteenth century Rome, produced some of the most fascinating and dynamic artists of all time Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Leonardo da Vinci In his adventurous new book, lavishly illustraThe Renaissance was one of the great periods of creative and intellectual achievement This age of genius, from its origins in the thirteenth century to its zenith in sixteenth century Rome, produced some of the most fascinating and dynamic artists of all time Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and Leonardo da Vinci In his adventurous new book, lavishly illustrated with 125 color illustrations, acclaimed art critic Andrew Graham Dixon takes a fresh look at this most exciting period in art history, challenging many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the Renaissance.The Italian scholars who first dreamed of a Renaissance wished to revive the spirit of classical antiquity after the darkness as they saw it of the medieval and Byzantine periods Graham Dixon argues, however, that the Renaissance represented a culmination rather than a complete rejection of those earlier influences Starting in the Middle Ages with the impact of the Franciscan movement on painting in Italy, Graham Dixon s reappraisal of the Renaissance takes us through the key moments of its development, focusing on the major artists and architects of the time the Early Renaissance in Florence Giotto, Masaccio, Donatello, and Brunelleschi the Northern Renaissance D rer, Cranach, and Brueghel Venice Titian, Palladio, and Tintoretto and the High Renaissance in Rome Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael.Renaissance also outlines the historical context of this time of great social as well as artistic change It reveals the social climate in which these artists worked the power struggles between the Renaissance rulers of the Italian city states, the French invasions of Italy, the invention of printing, and the Protestant Reformation Along with his vivid, highly original, and often extremely entertaining descriptions of the works themselves, Graham Dixon not only reassesses but also brings to life one of the most glorious periods in history.
    Renaissance The Renaissance was one of the great periods of creative and intellectual achievement This age of genius from its origins in the thirteenth century to its zenith in sixteenth century Rome produced s

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    1. Inspired by a visit to the National Gallery, I decided to find out some about Renaissance Art, which is a topic I knew very little about This is a brilliant introduction for the beginner, clearly explaining the origins of the Renaissance and covering all the major works and artists of the period The illustrations are generally large, good quality and clearly explained I found I was actually rushing home in the evenings so I could read , very rare in a non fiction book I now feel inspired to con [...]

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