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This pioneering art series combines stunning high-quality color reproductions with expert commentary on the most popular artists of all time at an extremely accessible price. Giotto, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Vermeer are names well known to any student of art history, museum-goer, or culturally engaged individual. Rizzoli is pleased to launch its Classics of Art series with monographs on these six world-renowned painters, whose signature styles and sheer genius continue to inspire both scholars and lay people to this day. Each book in this series features a literary introduction and thoroughly researched essay followed by a section devoted to a detailed description of a selection of the artist's masterpieces. An extensive chronology of the artist's life and important historical events of his era as well as a compilation of remarks by famous historians, modern and old, add cultural perspective and insight into each painter's stylistic development. A visual chart with captions as to the whereabouts of each painting and a concise bibliography with suggested further reading provide invaluable research tools. With authoritative text by leading art historians from around the globe, these lavishly illustrated editions provide fresh insights into the art and lives of the most brilliant artists in the history of painting. No matter what your knowledge of art history, this series will compel you to explore a world of art beyond the canvas.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780847826766
Branch Call Number: 759.5 BOTTICELLI
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm

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Mar 15, 2018

Hello, darlings! - Here's yet another great book of first-rate reproductions showcasing the magnificent masterpieces of this truly gifted Renaissance painter whose artwork is some of the most recognizable in the world.

Born in Florence, Italy (1445) - Sandro Botticelli was an amazingly gifted painter of the Early Renaissance. At the age of 17 he was an apprentice to Fillippo Lippo, who was one of the top Florentine painters of the day.

Throughout the 1470s - Botticelli's notable confidence (as an independent artist) flourished significantly. And his skilled mastery and wide reputation for producing impressive work grew by leaps and bounds.

This glossy volume of full-colour reproductions (and informative biographical text) covers all of the stages of Botticelli's distinguished career as a painter - From his fantastic mythological paintings, to his best Madonnas, to his many portraits, as well.

*Note* - In 1510 - Sandro Botticelli (64 at the time) died as a direct result of his rapidly deteriorating state of health.

Marinetti Mar 13, 2017

Botticelli is one of the most admired artists of the Renaissance period and his seductive Venus and graceful Primavera are among the world's most recognizable works of art.


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