The Hidden Life of Renaissance Art: Secrets and Symbols in Great Masterpieces
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The Hidden Life of Renaissance Art: Secrets and Symbols in Great Masterpieces

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by Clare Gibson
     
 

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The art of the Renaissance is teeming with hidden life that is often only visible to the initiated. Are you privy to its secrets? Does the idea of learning what some of the most famous paintings in the world really mean intrigue you? If so, this illuminating book will open your eyes to the fascinating stories related by Renaissance masterpieces, tales that tell of

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The art of the Renaissance is teeming with hidden life that is often only visible to the initiated. Are you privy to its secrets? Does the idea of learning what some of the most famous paintings in the world really mean intrigue you? If so, this illuminating book will open your eyes to the fascinating stories related by Renaissance masterpieces, tales that tell of eternal damnation, of murdered wives, and of aristocratic spies, that speak volumes about human fears and frailties, and that convey profound philosophical concepts. This absorbing work of reference is also an invaluable tool that will teach you how to decipher artists’ symbolic messages for yourself.

• Fifty Renaissance masterpieces decoded and explained

• Encompasses the Early, High, and Northern Renaissance

• Reveals the secrets, mores, and codes of the Renaissance world

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760793268
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
10/05/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Hidden Life of Renaissance Art 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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If someone you know is a fan of Renaissance art, a present of this book will go down a treat. The sumptuous paintings reproduced in its pages are worth the cover price alone, with masterpieces from Renaissance greats Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli and Hans Holbein in all their glory. However, it¿s the detailed historical context and the information provided about how to decipher the hidden messages encoded within the paintings that make it a fascinating read. A gem.