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Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction
     

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

by Geraldine A Johnson
 
Botticelli, Holbein, da Vinci, Dürer, Michelangelo: these Renaissance masters are still revered today. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable works, and how were they viewed in their own time? Using vivid and engaging examples, Geraldine A. Johnson focuses on both canonical and lesser-known artists from the Northern and Southern

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Botticelli, Holbein, da Vinci, Dürer, Michelangelo: these Renaissance masters are still revered today. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable works, and how were they viewed in their own time? Using vivid and engaging examples, Geraldine A. Johnson focuses on both canonical and lesser-known artists from the Northern and Southern Renaissance. Additionally, she provides a fascinating overview of the period and its culture, while highlighting the variety of approaches that can help us understand these magnificent artistic creations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191516719
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
04/21/2005
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Geraldine A. Johnson is Lecturer in the Department of the History of Art at Oxford University. She is the co-editor of Picturing Women in Renaissance and Baroque Italy and the editor of Sculpture and Photography: Envisioning the Third Dimension.

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