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Renaissance Siena: Art for a City (Hardback)

Luke Syson, Alessandro Angelini, Philippa Jackson

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ISBN 10: 1857093925 / ISBN 13: 9781857093926
Edité par National Gallery Company Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Siena flourished as a major artistic center during the Italian Renaissance, fuelled by the patronage of powerful and wealthy families, and the results were remarkable for their virtuoso beauty and strong sense of civic identity. This is the first major book in English to showcase a breathtaking and diverse range of masterpieces and discuss in depth how art was shaped and sustained to provide a unique artistic language for Siena----prior to the city s possession in 1557 by Cosimo de Medici of Florence, its cultural and political rival. Renaissance Siena presents paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Francesco di Giorgio and Domenico Beccafumi, two of the greatest Sienese artists of the period, along with Matteo di Giovanni, Benvenuto di Giovanni, and visiting artists such as Luca Signorelli and Pintoricchio. These artists combined exquisite color, decoration, sinuous line, and delicate beauty with ambitious compositions and figurative styles to establish one of the most distinctive and elegant schools of Italian art. With a chronology and artists biographies, this comprehensive book features essays by leading scholars that discuss all aspects of Sienese art----including issues of patronage, the role of politics and foreign artists in influencing style and production, and public versus private spaces. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9781857093926

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Titre : Renaissance Siena: Art for a City (Hardback)

Éditeur : National Gallery Company Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Sienese art was very deliberately shaped and sustained by the patronage of powerful and wealthy families, such as the Petrucci, Piccolomini and the Spannochi, to provide an artistic language for an ambitious city. These commissions drew on Siena's famed decorative traditions and introduced the influences of foreign artists, such as Signorelli, Pintoricchio and Raphael. Rarely enslaved to the emerging naturalistic convention, a direct line can be traced from Sienese artists such as Vecchietta and Francesco di Giorgio to Matteo di Giovanni, Neroccio de' Landi, Pietro Orioli and Beccafumi. These artists combined exquisite colour, decoration, sinuous line and delicate beauty, with ambitious compositions and figure style. This beautiful catalogue reveals Sienese painting, drawing and sculpture as one of the most distinctive, elegant and moving schools of Italian art, created during a period of fascinating power shifts within the city itself.

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'... represents an impressive piece of scholarship, supported by an extensive, up-to-date bibliography and excellent index.'
--Art History, Issue 32: 3, 2009

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