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Author: Diane Bodart
Pages: 192
Photographs: Includes photographs

From the 15th to the 16th centuries, Western European cultureflourished thanks in part to the astonishing achievements of suchRenaissance artists as Da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael, Botticelli,Michelangelo and Mannerist painters including El Greco, Pontormoand Tintoretto. In Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, artistspursued ancient classical ideals of harmony and naturalism and inarchitecture, forms of perfection and grandeur. Mannerists, in theearly 16th century, valued exaggeration, elongated figures,unnatural lighting and vivid (even lurid) colours, to impact moretension and emotion in their work. This stunning volume followsthese two key movements in art history, providing authoritativebackground from a top scholar, rich cultural context and a wealthof exquisite reproductions of period paintings, sculptures,churches and palazzos.

ISBN13: 9781402759222
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