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Author Humfrey, Peter, 1947-

Title Painting in Renaissance Venice / Peter Humfrey.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1995]


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 UniM Bail  759.53109024 HUMF    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 320 pages : illustrations (some colour), map ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-307) and index.
Contents 1. Early Renaissance (1440-1500) -- 2. High Renaissance (1500-1540) -- 3. Late Renaissance (1540-1590).
Summary The Renaissance was a golden age in the long history of Venetian painting, and the art that came from Venice during that era includes some of the most visually exciting works in the whole of western art. This attractive book - a comprehensive account of painting in Venice from Bellini to Titian to Tintoretto - is an accessible introduction to the paintings of this period.
Peter Humfrey surveys the development of a distinctly Venetian artistic tradition from the middle years of the fifteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century. He discusses the work of Jacopo and Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto as well as the paintings of those less well known - such as the three Vivarini, Cima, Carpaccio, Palma Vecchio, Lorenzo Lotto and Jacopo Bassano. Humfrey analyses these painters' works in terms of their pictorial style, technique, subject matter, patronage and function. He also sets the art against the background of the political, social and religious conditions of Renaissance Venice, as outlined in his Introduction. The book includes an appendix that provides brief biographies of thirty-six of the most important painters active in Renaissance Venice.
Subject Painting, Italian -- Italy -- Venice.
Painting, Renaissance -- Italy -- Venice.
ISBN 0300067151 (paperback)