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The Renaissance Portrait: From Donatello to Bellini By Keith Christiansen Stefan Weppelmann,

  • Title: The Renaissance Portrait: From Donatello to Bellini
  • Author: Keith Christiansen Stefan Weppelmann
  • ISBN: 9780300175912
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the words of cultural historian Jacob Burkhardt, fifteenth century Italy was the place where the notion of the individual was born In keeping with that idea, early Renaissance Italy was a key participant in the first great age of portraiture in Europe As groundbreaking artists strove to evoke the identity or personality of their sitters from heads of state and churcIn the words of cultural historian Jacob Burkhardt, fifteenth century Italy was the place where the notion of the individual was born In keeping with that idea, early Renaissance Italy was a key participant in the first great age of portraiture in Europe As groundbreaking artists strove to evoke the identity or personality of their sitters from heads of state and church, military commanders, and wealthy patrons to scholars, poets, and artists they evolved daring new representational strategies that would profoundly influence the course of Western art More than a mere likeness, the fifteenth century Italian portrait was an attempt to wrest from the unpredictability of life and the shadow of mortality and image that could be passed down to future generations.The Renaissance Portrait, which accompanies a landmark exhibition at the Bode Museum, Berlin, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, provides new research and insight into the early history of portraiture in Italy, examining in detail how its major art centers Florence, the princely courts, and Venice saw the rapid development of portraiture as closely linked to Renaissance society and politics, ideas of the individual, and concepts of beauty Essays by leading scholars provide a thorough introduction to Renaissance portraiture, while individual catalogue entries illustrate and extensively discuss than 160 magnificent examples of painting, drawing, manuscript illumination, sculpture, and medallic portraiture by such artists as Donatello, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, Pisanello, Mantegna, Antonello da Messina, and Giovanni Bellini With abundant style and visual ingenuity, these masters transformed the plain facts of observation into something beautiful to behold.
    The Renaissance Portrait From Donatello to Bellini In the words of cultural historian Jacob Burkhardt fifteenth century Italy was the place where the notion of the individual was born In keeping with that idea early Renaissance Italy was a key parti

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    1. This is the catalogue for an exhibition of 15th century Italian portraiture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art The show was remarkable for the quality of the works on display, the care with which they were chosen, and the sensitivity with which they were installed Reviewing it in Apollo, a UK art magazine, I wrote To walk through this exhibition and see so many objects of momentous cultural importance presented in intelligent groupings that bring out subtle visual relationships is a privilege bot [...]

    2. I m no art critic so I can only talk about this book as a person who really enjoyed this Renaissance Portraiture exhibit at the Met I enjoyed seeing all those paintings and was intrigued by the stories behind them, the lives and relationships of the artists who created them and the times in which they lived I purchased this companion book while at The Met and have spent weeks dipping in and out of it I have enjoyed the essays, I loved studying the paintings closely and was inspired to do some r [...]

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