Publisher description for How to read Italian Renaissance painting / Stefano Zuffi.


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Filled with_great masterpieces by such artists as Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Mantegna, and Titian, How to Read Italian Renaissance Painting takes the reader into their world._As in_the internationally successful and innovative How to Read a Painting, each spread uses an important painting as a way to explain a key concept, with numerous large details. Here, 180 works illuminate key ideas in Renaissance painting, from "perpective"_and_"the golden section" to "grace" and "symbolism."_In addition, there are brief biographies of the_major artists. The result is an original, accessible, and affordable volume that offers an introduction_into the art and culture of the Italian Renaissance.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Painting, Renaissance -- Italy.
Painting, Italian -- 15th century.
Art criticism -- Italy -- History -- 15th century.
Art criticism -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Painting, Italian -- 16th century.