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Overview

The Renaissance was a golden age in the long history of Venetian painting, and the art that came from Venice during that era includes some of the most visually exciting works in the whole of western art. This attractive book - a comprehensive account of painting in Venice from Bellini to Titian to Tintoretto - is an accessible introduction to the paintings of this period. Peter Humfrey surveys the development of a distinctly Venetian artistic tradition from the middle years of the fifteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century. He discusses the work of Jacopo and Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto as well as the paintings of those less well known - such as the three Vivarini, Cima, Carpaccio, Palma Vecchio, Lorenzo Lotto and Jacopo Bassano. Humfrey analyses these painters' works in terms of their pictorial style, technique, subject matter, patronage and function. He also sets the art against the background of the political, social and religious conditions of Renaissance Venice, as outlined in his Introduction. The book includes an appendix that provides brief biographies of thirty-six of the most important painters active in Renaissance Venice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300067156
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 7.92 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Geography 6
Politics 16
Religion 24
Society 27
Sources 32
1 Early Renaissance (1440-1500) 37
2 High Renaissance (1500-1540) 113
3 Late Renaissance (1540-1590) 185
Notes 268
Appendix of Biographies 277
Bibliography 297
Index 308
Photograph Credits 320
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