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Andrea Mantegna: The Adoration of the Magi
Dawson W. Carr
0892362871
February 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Mantegna's magnificent painting, in the Getty collection, is based on one of Christianity's most beloved stories. The picture is much more than a Christmas-card image though. Dawson Carr explores Mantegna's life and milieu in fifteenth-century Padua and provides a fascinating closer look at
the painting itself, considering Mantegna's innovative treatment of the subject, the relationship of the narrative to the viewer, and problems associated with the conservation of its beautiful, but fragile, distemper medium.


Andrea Mantegna
Keith Christiansen
0807613274
Oct 1994
Hardcover
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Venetian Painting in the Fifteenth Century: Jacopo, Gentile and Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna (Otto Pacht - the Collected Writings)
Otto Pacht
1872501540
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Otto Pacht, one of the most significant art-historians of the 'Vienna School', and well known for his analyses of Early Netherlandish art, turns his attention in this publication to the humanist circle of Early Renaissance painters in Venice, dominated by Jacopo Bellini, his sons Gentile and Giovanni, and also his son-in-law Andrea Mantegna. It was a period of newly awakened interest in the Antique, of studies made directly from nature, and of trial and error in the technique of perspective. And in addition, a new awareness of the role of light and colour in the devotional and often monumental images of the Madonna, of altarpieces and of allegories contributed to the founding of what we now recognise as the hall-mark of Venetian painting, that culminated with Titian. Of the Bellini family, it has been Giovanni who was...


Venetian Painting in the 15th Century: Jacopo, Gentile and Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna
Otto Pacht
1872501230
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Otto Pacht, one of the most significant art-historians of the 'Vienna School', and well known for his analyses of Early Netherlandish art, turns his attention in this publication to the humanist circle of Early Renaissance painters in Venice, dominated by Jacopo Bellini, his sons Gentile and Giovanni, and also his son-in-law Andrea Mantegna. It was a period of newly awakened interest in the Antique, of studies made directly from nature, and of trial and error in the technique of perspective. And in addition, a new awareness of the role of light and colour in the devotional and often monumental images of the Madonna, of altarpieces and of allegories contributed to the founding of what we now recognise as the hall-mark of Venetian painting, that culminated with Titian. Of the Bellini family, it has been Giovanni who was...


Mantegna and Painting as Historical Narrative
Jack M. Greenstein
0226307077
June 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this extraordinary explication of one of the most enigmatic and influential works of the Renaissance, the Uffizi Circumcision of Christ, Jack M. Greenstein reassesses the nature and goals of high humanist narrative painting.

"Greenstein has raised the level of sophistication of the historical criticism of Renaissance painting by at least one whole notch; at the same time, he has written a book for everyone interested in problems of interpretation."--David Summers, University of Virginia




The Cabinet of Eros: Renaissance Mythological Painting and the Studiolo of Isabella d'Este
Stephen Campbell
0300117531
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Renaissance studiolo was a space devoted in theory to private reading and contemplation, but at the Italian courts of the fifteenth century, it had become a space of luxury, as much devoted to displaying the taste and culture of its occupant as to studious withdrawal. The most famous studiolo of all was that of Isabella d’Este, marchioness of Mantua (1474–1539). A chief component of its decoration was a series of seven paintings by some of the most noteworthy artists of the time, including Andrea Mantegna, Pietro Perugino, Lorenzo Costa, and Correggio.
These paintings encapsulated the principles of an emerging Renaissance artistic genre—the mythological image. Using these paintings as an exemplary case, and drawing on other important examples made by Giorgione in Venice and by...


Invention of the Italian Renaissance Printmaker
Evelyn Lincoln
0300080417
August 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
By the early 1500s, woodblock prints, engravings, and the new technique of etching were all used by the expanding publishing world. Though it remained generally a sideline, there was enough patronage and popular interest in printmaking for artists to earn a living. And artists to the north, notably Albrecht D rer, were reaching a wider audience through editions made at their workshops. Lincoln (history of art and architecture, Brown Univ.) gives us a clear indication of the spread of printmaking as a vocation in Italy. She centers on three artists living in different cities: Andrea Mantegna in Mantua, Domenico Beccafumi in Siena, and Diana Mantuana (Diana Scultori) in Rome. Using these examples, Lincoln covers more than geography and stylistic preferences. The reader gains insight into the Italian economy, the...


Andrea Mantegna: and the Italian Renaissance
Joseph Mance
1859950124
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mantegna was born in 1431. He trained in painting at the Padua School where Donatello and Paolo Uccello had previously attended. Even at a young age commissions for Andrea’s work flooded in, for example the frescoes of the Ovetari Chapel of Padua. In a short space of time Mantegna found his niche as a modernist due to his highly original ideas; the use of perspective in his works. His marriage with Nicolosia Bellini, the sister of Giovanni, paved the way for his entree into Venice. Mantegna reached an artistic maturity with his altarpiece of Pala San Zeno. He remained in Mantua and became the artist for one of the most prestigious courts in Italy - the Court of Gonzague. Despite his links with Bellini and Leonardo da Vinci, Mantegna refused to adopt their innovative use of colour or leave behind his own...


Andrea Mantegna: The Triumphs of Caesar
Christopher Lloyd
011290503X
March 1991
Paperback
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Artists of the Renaissance
Irene Earls
0313319375
April 2004
Hardcover
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Review
“[T]he real value of this source is its scholarly yet accessible treatment of what is probably the most influential period in the history of art.”–Library Journal

Book Description
The Renaissance is arguably the most significant period in the history of art. Earls provides biographical chapters for each of the 10 most famous artists from the European Renaissance, including Alberti, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and others. Each chapter traces the childhood and artistic development of the artist, recounts in vivid detail his most noteworthy creations, places his work within artistic, cultural, and philosophical (often religious) contexts, and examines the ways in which he influenced subsequent generations of artists. A timeline, chapter bibliographies, a...


Masterpices of Paintings J. P. Getty Museum
Getty Trust Publications
0892364270
September 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This wonderful series catalogs selections from the J. Paul Getty Museum at the new Getty Center in Los Angeles, which opened to great fanfare this past December. Each volume focuses on a specific aspect and specialty of the Getty permanent collections, and each is produced by the curatorial staff of the respective divisions. Antiquities encompasses artistic works produced from the Bronze Age and geometric period to the Republican and Imperial Roman periods. Brief articles introduce the wide range of beautifully illustrated artifacts, including sculpture, painted terra cotta pottery, and jewelry. Each item is identified by date, size, and attribution, if known. Decorative Arts reveals the splendor and fine crafting of both functional and decorative items, including furniture and cabinetry, stoneware, glassware,...

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