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Carlo Crivelli

£340.00

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Venetian artist Carlo Crivelli (c. 1430 1495) is a painter whose individuality of style and mastery of powerful line have fascinated many, but whose life and art have remained enigmatic. This absorbing book, drawing on extensive research in Venice and the Marches, the region of central Italy that Crivelli dominated artistically from 1468 until his death, examines his paintings in depth and traces the fundamental influences of the Vivarini, of Squarcione and Mantegna, and later of Flemish art. Ronald Lightbown, eminent historian of Italian Renaissance art, interweaves stylistic and iconographical analysis of Crivelli's work with historical and cultural background. The author uncovers the reasons that led patrons to choose the saints that figured in Crivelli's altarpieces, discusses the initiations of new cults and the devising of an iconography for them, and demonstrates Crivelli's independence from clerical dictation in the symbolism of his still-life pictures.

There is a slight tear to the dustcover at the bottom of the spine - but otherwise this is in good condition,

Item details

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300102860
ISBN-13:
9780300102864
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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Venetian artist Carlo Crivelli (c. 1430 1495) is a painter whose individuality of style and mastery of powerful line have fascinated many, but whose life and art have remained enigmatic. This absorbing book, drawing on extensive research in Venice and the Marches, the region of central Italy that Crivelli dominated artistically from 1468 until his death, examines his paintings in depth and traces the fundamental influences of the Vivarini, of Squarcione and Mantegna, and later of Flemish art. Ronald Lightbown, eminent historian of Italian Renaissance art, interweaves stylistic and iconographical analysis of Crivelli's work with historical and cultural background. The author uncovers the reasons that led patrons to choose the saints that figured in Crivelli's altarpieces, discusses the initiations of new cults and the devising of an iconography for them, and demonstrates Crivelli's independence from clerical dictation in the symbolism of his still-life pictures.

There is a slight tear to the dustcover at the bottom of the spine - but otherwise this is in good condition,

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300102860
ISBN-13:
9780300102864
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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