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Jacopo Bassano and His Public: Moralizing Pictures in an Age of Reform, ca. 1535-1600
Bernard J. Aikema
August 1996
In this provocative and lucid study, Bernard Aikema argues that Bassano's painting [in 16th century Italy] is more intelligent and topical than we might suppose. . . . Aikema also examines the links between Bassano and Northern European culture, and he finds surprising thematic similarities with Netherlandish genre scenes.

Book Description

Widely acknowledged as one of the first landscape and genre painters in Italy, Jacopo Bassano (ca. 1510-1592) was highly regarded during his career for his brilliant treatment of light and color and for his innovative rural themes. Although he can be viewed as a pioneer pointing the way to the Dutch landscape painting of the seventeenth century, this Venetian painter is less known today than many of his contemporaries. In this book, Bernard...

The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections
Peter Humphrey
August 2004

Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalog of the Collection
Suzanne Folds Folds McCullagh
July 1997
Book Description

The third in a series of scholarly catalogs on the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago, this volume focuses on the museum's important holdings of Italian drawings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The catalog contains comprehensive entries on over seven hundred drawings, including preliminary studies for major compositions, cartoons, modelli, independent drawings, and copies after Renaissance and Mannerist masters. Featured are major works by some of the most significant artists of the time: Baccio Bandinelli, Federico Barocci, Fra Bartolommeo, Jacopo Bassano, Vittore Carpaccio, Correggio, Parmigianino, Pisanello, Pontormo, Primaticcio, Raphael, Tintoretto, Veronese, and Taddeo Zuccaro.

Each drawing in this handsomely produced catalog is accompanied by complete and up-to-date...

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