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Titre : Pisanello: Painter to the Renaissance Court
Éditeur : National Gallery Company Ltd, London
Date d'édition : 2001
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : Very Good
Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket
Edition : First Edition.
Type de livre : Paperback
264pp. First edition (2001) Paperback in very good condition. Clean, bright and tightly bound with no creases to the spine. Very minor shelfwear to corners and edges of spine. Pisanello (1394-1455) was the most famous artist of his time, celebrated as both painter and medallist. His work is both exquisitely beautiful and rare - only four undisputed panel paintings by him survive, and little has been published about him in English. This book provides a unique insight into his life and work with full page colour illustrations. Additional postage will apply due to weight. Size: Quarto 10" - 13" Tall. N° de réf. du libraire 005546
Synopsis : Pisanello (1394-1455) was the most famous artist of his time, celebrated as both painter and medallist. His work is both exquisitely beautiful and rare - only four undisputed panel paintings by him survive, and little has been published about him in English. This book provides a unique insight into his life and work.
Critique: Pisanello (c.1394-1453) was one of the greatest, but now sadly neglected artists of 15th-century Italy. Luke Syson and Dillian Gordon's lavish book Pisanello: Painter to the Renaissance Court triumphantly re-establishes Pisanello as one of the key figures of the early Italian Renaissance. Published to coincide with a comprehensive exhibition at London's National Gallery, Pisanello explores all of the artist's greatest paintings and drawings, while also examining his portrait medals and "the extraordinarily naturalistic observation" of his exquisite drawings of animals, birds and figures, all of which are beautifully reproduced in their hundreds. Pisanello was "the favourite artist at some of the most sophisticated and self-conscious courts in Italy. He is chiefly documented in the service of the Gonzaga in Mantua and the Este in Ferrara. He also worked for Filippo Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan, for two popes, and at the end of his life as a salaried court artist for Alfonso V of Aragon, king of Naples". The result, as Syson and Gordon point out, is an incredibly rich and varied collection of art objects in various media, from the extraordinary political power and chivalric celebration of the Arthurian frescoes in Mantua to the mysterious, enigmatic panel paintings like The Vision of Saint Eustace. All are carefully analysed and put in the perspective of the politics, patronage, Classical learning, and workshop traditions that Pisanello manipulated so well. The result is a vivid and satisfying portrait of "one of the most sought-after painters of his generation", that will become the definitive study of this extraordinary artist. -- Jerry Brotton
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