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

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

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Edited by David Alan Brown, Contributions by Jaynie Anderson, Contributions by Sylvia Ferino Pagden, Contributions by Deborah Howard, Contributions by Peter Humfrey, Contributions by Mauro Lucco, Contributions by Barbara Hepburn Berrie, Contributions by Elke Oberthaler, Contributions by Louisa C. Matthew, Contributions by Elizabeth Wal

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 252mm x 300mm x 41mm | 2,109g
  • Publication date: 13 June 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300116772
  • ISBN 13: 9780300116779
  • Illustrations note: 31 halftones, 162 colour images
  • Sales rank: 1,521,337

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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 and 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 calibre 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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Authors include David Alan Brown, curator of Italian painting at the National Gallery of Art; Sylvia Ferino-Pagden, curator of Italian Renaissance painting at the Kunsthistorisches Museum; Jaynie Anderson, head of the School of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne; Deborah Howard, head of the Department of the History of Art, University of Cambridge; Peter Humfrey, professor at the School of Art History, University of St. Andrews; and Mauro Lucco, professor at the Universita degli Studi di Bologna.