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Renaissance Art: a Very Short Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0192803549

ISBN-13: 9780192803542

Edition: 2005

Authors: Geraldine A. Johnson

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Artists like Botticelli, Holbein, Leonardo, D rer, and Michelangelo and works such as the Last Supper fresco and the monumental marble statue of David, are familiar symbols of the Renaissance. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable images, and how would their original beholders have viewed these objects? Was the Renaissance only about great masters and masterpieces, or were women artists and patrons also involved? And what about the "minor" pieces that Renaissance men and women would have encountered in homes, churches and civic spaces? This Very Short Introduction answers such questions by considering both famous and lesser-known artists, patrons, and works of art…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.29" wide x 6.77" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.396

List of illustrations
Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?
The art of the altarpiece
Story-telling in Renaissance art
The challenge of nature and the antique
Portraiture and the rise of 'Renaissance man'
Did women have a Renaissance?
Objects and images for the domestic sphere
The story of a square: art and urbanism in Florence
Michelangelo: the birth of the artist and of art history
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