Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting

Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting

Hardback (02 Jun 2006) | English

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Synopsis

The first three decades of the sixteenth century represent, visually and intellectually, the most exciting phase of the Renaissance in Venice—when Giorgione and the young Titian, together with Sebastiano del Piombo, Palma Vecchio, and others, were working alongside the older master Giovanni Bellini. This beautiful book presents an innovative survey of sixty Venetian Renaissance paintings of the caliber of Bellini and Titian’s Feast of the Gods in Washington and Giorgione’s Laura and Three Philosophers in Vienna.
Unlike previous surveys of the period, this book refrains from dividing up the artists represented and instead explores the interrelationships between them. Through a series of thematic sections, the authors trace the rise of secular subjects—pastoral landscapes, female nudes, and romantic portraits—and the transformation of religious ones as well as innovations in style and technique. Cutting across genres, the book also focuses on the overarching themes of music, love, and time.
Featuring essays by leading scholars, detailed entries on some of the most renowned pictures of sixteenth-century Italy, and revealing technical information, Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting is an essential volume to own.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780300116779
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 759.53107443613
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 2132g
Height: 279mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 41mm