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Piero Di Cosimo Fiction, Invention and Fantasia

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ISBN-10: 0948462361

ISBN-13: 9780948462368

Edition: 1993

Authors: Sharon Fermor

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This is the first book on Piero di Cosimo (1461–1521) widely considered one of the most intriguing figures of the Florentine Renaissance – to be written in English for over fifty years. Sharon Fermor presents new solutions to questions the function and iconography that have puzzled commentators hitherto, and examines Piero's approach to pictorial composition and to gesture that contribute to the distinctiveness of his oeuvre. Of crucial importance in this fresh evaluation of Piero's career is the author's explanation of the strategies employed by Vasari for his Life of Piero, written in the mid sixteenth-century. By exposing the misconceptions – many still influential today – that resulted from Vasari's account, she reveals that even Piero's most unusual paintings on mythological themes are in fact coherent and meaningful compositions, and not the product of an isolated eccentric at odds with the artistic community of his time.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 6/1/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Vasari's Life of Piero di Cosimo
Secular Paintings
Religious Works
Piero and the Depiction of Landscape
References
Select Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index