Italian Painting
by Keith Christiansen

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Birthplace of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance, the Italian peninsula is home to the richest artistic heritage in the Western world. Works by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and other heirs to that tradition are universally regarded as the quintessence of artistic accomplishment.

Italian Painting presents the splendors of this tradition through specific themes, as well as by chronological and regional achievement. With approximately 300 colorplates, this beautiful book contains devotional images, portraits, landscapes, allegorical paintings, genre scenes, still-life arrangements, and abstract compositions. The twenty-eight essays delight and instruct the reader by addressing the history and impact of Italian painting.

From the art of the Romans to that of the feudal courts; from the art of the great merchant republics of Florence and Venice to the glories of Papal Rome; from an art based on Hierarchies to one that espoused anarchy, Italian Painting celebrates the various threads that make up the tapestry of the richest culture of the Western world.


11 x 14 in., 320 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-971-8

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