Art in America Volume 3

Art in America Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...picture painted between about 1480 and 1520 is entirely free from Antonellesque influence. Often enough it is hard to isolate and extract, but it is always there. And that is the case with Mr. Platt's "Madonna." She sits in front of a parapet before a curtain, to right and left of which appears a rich landscape with fern-like trees. For one who cannot get the effect of the original, perhaps the most noticeable thing in this panel is its tendency to resolve itself into a series of three widening curves, containing the head, the shoulders and the mantle. This obviously geometrical tendency is of itself suggestive of Antonello and is paralleled in the Antonellesque "Madonna Enthroned" in the Cathedral at Syracuse. (Photo. Alinari 33342.) The hood resembles the one worn by Mr. Walters' "St. Rosalie." The billowing draperies, too, remind me of the "Announcing Angel" in Antonello's Polyptych at Messina, as well as of Salvo d'Antonio's "Dormition of the Virgin" and Rinaldo Quartarero's "Peter and Paul" at Palermo. Finally the luxuriance and featheriness of the landscape are to me distinctly Neapolitan. By other critics, however, this picture has been ascribed to the Lombard school, and even to Boltraflio. No doubt the face has a Fig. 10. FiLiPio MAZZOLAZ I'IAlK)NNA WITH JEROME AND A FRANCISCAN SAINT. Collectian of Mr. Henry lVaIIcrs. Baltimore, certain likeness to Boltraflio's, and one who was determined to have the panel Lombard would find a resemblance in the draperies to Bramantino's. These I have already accounted for as Antonellesque, being ultimately, like Bramantino's, of Flemish origin, but the face, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829646
  • 9781236829641