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Drawing In Early Renaissance Italy


Author : Francis Ames-Lewis
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2000


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The book opens with a brief history of earlier drawings and a discussion of the various artistic problems which drawings could help to resolve. Through the works of the major fifteenth-century draughtsmen - Pisanello, Jacopo Bellini, Pollaiuolo, Ghirlandaio, Carpaccio and Leonardo da Vinci - Francis Ames-Lewis then explores new types of drawing evolved during the century: the free sketch contrasting with the frozen control of the model-book, the exploratory study of the nude, the preparatory compositional sketch and the cartoon. He considers the problems and possibilities of different techniques and investigates studio practice and the relation of the drawing to the final work of art." "This incisive introduction to the subject of early Renaissance drawings throws fresh light on one of the great centuries of Italian art, and by reflection illuminates further the activities of the masters of the High Renaissance.

The Intellectual Life Of The Early Renaissance Artist


Author : Francis Ames-Lewis
language : en
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date : 2002


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At the beginning of the fifteenth century, painters and sculptors were seldom regarded as more than artisans and craftsmen, but within little more than a hundred years they had risen to the status of “artist.” This book explores how early Renaissance artists gained recognition for the intellectual foundations of their activities and achieved artistic autonomy from enlightened patrons. A leading authority on Renaissance art, Francis Ames-Lewis traces the ways in which the social and intellectual concerns of painters and sculptors brought about the acceptance of their work as a liberal art, alongside other arts like poetry. He charts the development of the idea of the artist as a creative genius with a distinct identity and individuality. Ames-Lewis examines the various ways that Renaissance artists like Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and D�rer, as well as many other less well known painters and sculptors, pressed for intellectual independence. By writing treatises, biographies, poetry, and other literary works, by seeking contacts with humanists and literary men, and by investigating the arts of the classical past, Renaissance artists honed their social graces and broadened their intellectual horizons. They also experienced a growing creative confidence and self-awareness that was expressed in novel self-portraits, works created solely to demonstrate pictorial skills, and monuments to commemorate themselves after death.

Art In Renaissance Italy


Author : John T. Paoletti
language : en
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release Date : 2005


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"Art mattered in the Renaissance... People expected painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual art to have a meaningful effect on their lives, " write the authors of this important new look at Italian Renaissance art. A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes thorough explanation into how and why works of art, buildings, prints, and other kinds of art came to be. This book discusses how men and women of the Renissance regarded art and artists as well as why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. It covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples -- each governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with its own political and social structures that inevitably affected artistic styles. Spanning more than three centuries, the narrative brings to life the rich tapestry of Italian Renaissance society and the art works that are its enduring legacy.

Master Drawings Of The Italian Renaissance


Author : Claire Van Cleave
language : en
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date : 2007


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"Beginning with an examination of drawing as part of the creative process, and showing how it reveals the artist's mind at work, the author explains in detail the materials and techniques used in Renaissance drawings. It also considers how drawings were used, how they changed stylistically through the period and how they varied in different regions of Italy. It concludes with a brief look at connoisseurship and collecting."--Amazon.

Timeless Renaissance


Author : Ricardo De Mambro Santos
language : en
Publisher: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Release Date : 2011


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Offers a glimpse of Count Allessandro Maggiori (1764-1834) as an art collector and reveals the cultural and historical importance of the collection he assembled in his villa near Monte San Giusto.

Italian Renaissance Drawings


Author : J. Ambers
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2010


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"The drawings discussed in this book, published in association with the British Museum, were all included in the exhibition, Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings, which is taking place in the Round Reading Room at the British Museum from 22 April to 25 July 2010. This is a collaborative project with the Gabinetto Disegno e Stampe degli Uffizi and the same selection of drawings will be shown in Florence in autumn 2010. While making extensive use of these existing studies, many of which are cited in the chapters that follow, in this publication great emphasis is placed on how the results from examination and analysis can go beyond determining simply the materials used but to draw conclusions about the reason and manner of their use and the patterns of use across fifteenth-century Italy"--back cover.

Art And Love In Renaissance Italy


Author : Andrea Bayer
language : en
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date : 2008


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"Many famous artworks of the Italian Renaissance were made to celebrate love, marriage, and family. They were the pinnacles of a tradition, dating from early in the era, of commemorating betrothals, marriages, and the birth of children by commissioning extraordinary objects - maiolica, glassware, jewels, textiles, paintings - that were often also exchanged as gifts. This volume is the first comprehensive survey of artworks arising from Renaissance rituals of love and marriage and makes a major contribution to our understanding of Renaissance art in its broader cultural context. The impressive range of works gathered in these pages extends from birth trays painted in the early fifteenth century to large canvases on mythological themes that Titian painted in the mid-1500s. Each work of art would have been recognized by contemporary viewers for its prescribed function within the private, domestic domain."--BOOK JACKET.