Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction: a Very Short Introduction by Geraldine A JohnsonRenaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction: a Very Short Introduction by Geraldine A Johnson

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction: a Very Short Introduction

byGeraldine A Johnson

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Botticelli, Holbein, Leonardo, Durer, Michelangelo: the names are familiar, as are the works, such as the Last Supper fresco, or the monumental marble statue of David. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable images, and how would their original beholders have viewedthese objects? Was the Renaissance only about great masters and masterpieces, or were "mistresses" also involved, such as women artists and patrons? And what about the 'minor'-pieces that Renaissance men and women would have encountered in homes, churches and civic spaces? This exciting andstimulating volume will answer such questions by considering both famous and lesser-known artists, patrons and works of art within the cultural and historical context of Renaissance Europe.
Geraldine A. Johnson is University Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of Christ Church, Oxford. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her publications range from studies of Italian Renaissance art to considerations of contemporary American sculpture, and from women patrons in Early Modern Eu...
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Title:Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction: a Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.39 inPublished:May 20, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Whose Renaissance? Whose art?2. The art of the altarpiece3. Story-telling in Renaissance Art4. The challenge of nature and the antique5. Portraiture and the rise of 'Renaissance Man'6. The story of a square7. Objects and images for the domestic sphere8. Did women have a Renaissance?9. Michelangelo and the birth of the Artist...and of Art History