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Annibale Carracci's Venus, Adonis, and Cupid
Andre Ubeda de los Cobos
1903470404
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Annibale Carracci was the great genius of early Baroque painting in Italy, blighted by melancholia at the end of his life but full of promise and invention in his prime. This book concentrates on one of his most ambitious early works, painted in Bologna, the Venus, Adonis and Cupid in the Prado Museum, Madrid. This is the English edition of a publication by the Prado specially dedicated to this painting, which has recently been cleaned and restored and is being displayed beside works by Veronese and Titian on the same subject with which Annibale was consciously competing. The subject, which is taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, was regarded in the Renaissance period as offering the greatest possible scope for a painter’s brush – a male and a female nude, strong emotion, pathos, heroism – and, since...


Annibale Carracci, the Farnese Palace, Rome
Charles Dempsey
0807613169
June 1995
Hardcover
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Drawings of Annibale Carracci
Daniele Benati
085331764X
March 1900
Hardcover
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Giovan Pietro Bellori: The Lives of the Modern Painter's, Sculptors, and Architects: A New Translation and Critical Edition
Giovan Pietro Bellori
0521781876
August 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“The translation of this very important book is accompanied by a superb introduction by Montanari, engrossing reading for all students of the Baroque. The combination of the synthetic essay and the primary source newly edited yields a work that is absolutely essential for all libraries that collect art history.”
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Book Description
Including Annibale Carracci, Caravaggio, Rubens, Van Dyck, and Poussin, this first complete translation of the biographies of fifteen artists by Giovan Pietro Bellori will be a fundamental source of seventeenth-century Italian art and artistic theory. With detailed descriptions of extant and lost works of art, the importance of Bellori's Lives of the Artists lies in the scrupulous documentation of the artists (many of whom he knew...


Ludovico Carracci
Catherine Loisel
8874391293
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This collection of paintings and drawings by the head of the Bolognese school, Ludovico Carracci, showcases his naturalistic approach and the fundamental role of draftsmanship in his creative process. The previous 20 years of art scholarship have seen a revival of interest in Carracci's work as his paintings are no longer confused with work by Caravaggio and by his cousin and pupil Annibale Carracci. Stylized elegance, measured expressionism, fresh invention, and dynamism in composition distinguish Carracci's style as unique among 17th-century artists.


Ludovico Carracci and the Art of Drawing
Babette Bohn
1872501184
November 2004
Hardcover
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Italian Paintings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Diane de Grazia
0894682164
August 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Some of the most important Italian baroque paintings in America are included here: major works by Anton Maria Vassallo, Bernardo Strozzi, Donato Creti, Sebastiano Ricci, and Giambattista Tiepolo; a number of view paintings by the popular eighteenth-century Venetian artists Canaletto, Bellotto,
and Guardi; and the only landscape by Annibale Carracci in the United States. Among the sixty-nine works presented are Orazio Gentileschi's Lute Player, considered his masterpiece; Jusepe de Ribera's Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew; and one of Bernardo Bellotto's largest and best paintings, The
Fortress of Knigstein.

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