Botticelli: A Tuscan Spring

Botticelli: A Tuscan Spring

by Frank Zollner, Sandro Botticelli, Franz Zollner
     
 

The celebrated allegorical paintings La Primavera and The Birth of Venus were the source of Sandro Botticelli's rediscovery in both the 16th and 19th centuries, and are still regarded as apogees of Florentine Renaissance painting. In this volume, the author examines these and other paintings of mythological content by the artist. He retells the stories of classical… See more details below

Overview

The celebrated allegorical paintings La Primavera and The Birth of Venus were the source of Sandro Botticelli's rediscovery in both the 16th and 19th centuries, and are still regarded as apogees of Florentine Renaissance painting. In this volume, the author examines these and other paintings of mythological content by the artist. He retells the stories of classical antiquity from which so many of Botticelli's motifs derive, equipping the reader with tools to appreciate the narrative quality of the artist's works. Descriptions of Botticelli's artistic virtuosity and explanations as to the important role the artist played in Renaissance painting are accompanied by reproductions of the highest quality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791319858
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Series:
Pegasus Library
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.68(d)

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