The Renaissance In Italian Art (volume 3)

Paperback | January 6, 2012

bySelwyn Brinton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ANALYSIS OF THE FLORENTINE SCHOOL In Part I. of this Series I have already treated fully the art of Giotto and his followers, and in the second chapter of Part II. (" The Craftsmen in Metal and Marble ") have reviewed the sculpture at Florence of the middle period from Lorenzo Ghiberti and Donatello to the Rossellini, Civitali, and Benedetto da Majano. I have now to take account, in this Analysis, of the new movement in Florentine painting which followed and absorbed the exhausted tradition of the Giottesques, and whose scientific tendency finds remarkable expression in the work of PAOLO DONI, called PAOLO UCCELLO (1397-1475), who was "garzone di bottega" (shop-apprentice) in his youth to Lorenzo Ghiberti, and a friend of, and probably (to some extent) influenced by Donatello. Mr. Berenson traces also in this painter the influence of Domenico Veneziano; for his deep interest in problems of perspective and a detailed account of his works the reader may refer to ch. i. of this Part. His work includes at Florence: (1) The frescoes in terra verde (The Flood: Sacrifice of Noah) in the cloisters of S. Maria Novella: in bad preservation. (2) An equestrian portrait in monochrome (terra verde) of the Condottiere Sir John Hawkwood in Florence Duomo, on the wall to the left of the main entrance. (3) A battle scene in the Uffizi Gallery, being one of a series of four which were in the Bartolini Gardens at Gualfonda. His "stories of animals" (v. Vasari) " painted in tempera by Paolo in the house of the Medici " have disappeared. (4) In the Musee du Louvre (Paris) I found a series of portraits (head and shoulders, the name beneath each) of Giotto, Paolo Uccello, Donatello, Manetti* and Brunelleschi. Crowe remarks of these: "Little of the original work remains in the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ANALYSIS OF THE FLORENTINE SCHOOL In Part I. of this Series I have already treated fully the art of Giotto and his followers...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217103057

ISBN - 13:9780217103053

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