The Renaissance Artist at Work: From Pisano to Titian

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Harper & Row, 1983 - Art - 216 pages
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.

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Gives a thorough background of how artists worked in the Renaissance, who their clients were, and what kind of work they made. A bit dry and repetitive (we really don't need to be reminded that ... Read full review

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The Artist in Society
13
ITS FUNCTION
35
The Materials of Renaissance Art
57
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Cole-Distinguished professor, fine arts, Indiana Univ.

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