Florence and its Painters: From Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci (Hardback)Andreas Schumacher (author)
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By means of prestigious works of painting, sculpture and drawing the book aff ords a wide range of insights into the world of ideas and the working methods of the Florentine artists. With new self-confidence they investigated reality and the laws of harmony and beauty. They drew from Nature and studied the art of Antiquity.
Starting out from drawing and in competition with sculpture, the painters thus discovered completely new forms for the realistic portrayal of Man, for example in the portrait, as well as emotionally moving devotional pictures. The latest research on the outstandin g Florentine paintings in the Alte Pinakothek permits a new perspective on one of the most exciting chapters of art history.
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 2260 g
Dimensions: 285 x 235 mm