Northern Renaissance

ISBN-10: 0714838675
ISBN-13: 9780714838670
Edition: 2004
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Description: An exploration of a highly innovative and exciting period of art followinghe careers of artists such as Van Eyck, Durer and Holbein. Jeffrey Chippsmith analyses the context of the time, such as the Protestant Reformationnd the discovery of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Phaidon Press Limited
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

An exploration of a highly innovative and exciting period of art followinghe careers of artists such as Van Eyck, Durer and Holbein. Jeffrey Chippsmith analyses the context of the time, such as the Protestant Reformationnd the discovery of the Americas. He offers the reader an insight intoomestic, civic and court life illustrated by some of the most exquisitertworks ever created. In the years from 1380 to 1580 northern Europeitnessed a period of artistic innovation as dynamic as contemporaryevelopments in Italy. Stimulated by the atmosphere of intellectual curiositybout the individual and the natural world, Northern Renaissance artists,uch as Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Durer and Hans Holbein, mastered the newechniques of oil painting and printmaking to produce some of the mostxquisite art of all time.;It was also a period of political, religious andocial turmoil, which profoundly changed the patronage, production andubject matter of art. At all levels of society art was a part of everydayife. Jeffrey Chipps Smith writes lucidly about these changes and the objects

Introduction
The Beholder's Eye: Art, Artists and the Marketplace
An Emerging Reality: Court Art and the Ars Nova
Pride of Place: Art in the Cities
Tangible Success: Early Portraits and Domestic Art
The Inner Gaze: Private Devotional Art
The Well-Dressed Church: The Materialization of Faith
Dancing with Death: The Art of Dying Well
Mass Communication: Prints and Printmaking
Beyond Mere Craft: The Knowledgeable Artist
Theatre of the World: Exploring Nature and Human Nature
Reading Pictures: The Reformation's Challenge
The Artist and the Connoisseur: Courts, Cities and Collectors
Epilogue
Glossary
Brief Biographies
Key Dates
Map
Further Reading
Index
Acknowledgements

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