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Creating Sculpture: Renaissance Drawings and Models

Creating Sculpture: Renaissance Drawings and Models

Creating Sculpture: Renaissance Drawings and Models

Creating Sculpture: Renaissance Drawings and Models

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Overview

This fully illustrated collection of essays, by distinguished scholars and experts in the field, focuses on the process of sculptural design in 15th- and 16th-century Europe

It was during the Renaissance period that sculptors’ models, together with drawings, were first assembled by avid collectors fascinated by the tangible evidence of the creative process of the artist. This fully illustrated collection of essays, by distinguished scholars and experts in the field, focuses on the process of sculptural design in 15th- and 16th-century Europe. The publication arises from a 2017 conference, and is the third and final Robert H. Smith Renaissance Sculpture volume.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851779987
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Publication date: 06/07/2022
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Michael Cole is the Howard McP. Davis Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Ana Debenedetti, a former Curator of Paintings at the V&A, is an art historian who specializes in Florentine art, artistic literature, and workshop practice. Peta Motture is Senior Curator of Sculpture at the V&A specializing in the Renaissance, with a focus on Italy.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction: Designing Sculptures in the Renaissance Michael Cole Ana Debenedetti Peta Motture 10

Acknowledgements 21

Writing and Drawing: Pages from the Italian Renaissance Sculptor's Studio Michael Cole 22

From Disegno to Design: Typology and Function of Sculptors' Drawings in Quattrocento Workshop Practice Ana Debenedetti 36

Why Didn't Sculptors Draw? Jim Harris 50

The Sculptor's Touch: Luca della Robbia and the Clay below the Glaze Marietta Cambareri 62

Achieving Consistency: Drawings, Models and the Transmission of Knowledge in the Delia Robbia Workshop Rachel E. Boyd 74

The Creative Process in Renaissance Sculpture: A Reconstruction Johannes Myssok 92

Venetian Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Sculptors' Drawings and Modelli Sarah Blake McHam 106

Metal Appearance and Wooden Substance: Renaissance Sculpture between Model, Material Experiment and Independent Artwork Britta Dümpelmann 120

Baccio Bandinelli's Model for the Tomb of Henry VIII: Context, Function, Significance Tommaso Mozzati 136

Beyond Michelangelo: Artists' Interpretations of his Sculptural Work through Drawings and Models Piers Baker-Bates 150

Drawing from Michelangelo: Raffaello da Montelupo in the Medici Chapel Ian Hicks 164

Giambologna's Sketch-models Volker Krahn 178

Contributors and Editors 194

Bibliography 197

Index 213

Picture Credits 222

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