The Renaissance Artist at Work

The Renaissance Artist at Work

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Book - 1983
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This book gives the necessary background for the study and appreciation of Italian painting and sculpture from about 1250 to 1550. It tells how the artists learned their craft, the organization of their workshops, and the guilds they belonged to; how their customers or patrons treated them and where their work was displayed-churches, civic buildings, or private homes. The book discusses how art was made-tempera, oil, panel, canvas, fresco; it surveys the characteristic types of Renaissance art-altarpieces, portraits, tombs, busts, doors fountains, medals, etc.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1983]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©1983
ISBN: 9780064309028
Branch Call Number: 709.45/COL CE
Characteristics: viii, 216 pages : illustrations.


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Jan 25, 2018

Clear, concise, well-structured, with lots of images (though they are all black and white). The first two chapters taking up more than two thirds of the book are the best; they inform the reader about the institutions and customs that were important to the production of the arts, and the various techniques and the difficulties and opportunities that materials gave to the artist. The last chapter deals with the varieties of art that were made, giving a corrective to popular misperceptions.

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