The Rizzoli Art Classics series brings you Piero della Francesca, Titian, Caravaggio, and Velázquez, all in beautifully illustrated monographs, offering high-quality reproductions in compact, accessible volumes. These books feature a literary introduction by a renowned art historian, a thoroughly researched essay, and captions describing the artist's most famous canvases. A useful appendix section includes an extensive chronology of the artist's life and important historical events of his time; a compilation of writings by well-known historians, insight into each painter's stylistic development; a geographical table detailing the location of each painting in the book; and a concise bibliography with suggested further readings.With authoritative text by leading art historians, these lavishly illustrated editions provide fresh insight into the art and lives of some of the most fascinating artists in the history of painting.
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123 cm Madrid Aesop Alcazar Arachne artist background baroque brushstrokes centre Christ classical clothes cm London cm Madrid collar colors Count-Duke of Olivares court created dark decorated depicted depth Diego Velazquez Don Diego dressed dwarf expression eyes face famous figures Flemish foreground Francisco Pacheco gaze hand Hermitage Museum images Infanta Margarita invisible Italian Joseph's king Kunsthistorisches Museum landscape later light Mariana of Austria master masterpiece Mazo Meninas Menippus mirror Museo Nacional Nacional del Prado National Gallery observer Oil on canvas painted by Velazquez painter palace palette Palomino Pantorba Parada period Philip IV Philip lV pictorial picture Pietro da Cortona portrait Prince Baltasar Carlos Queen reflection religious representation represented Rome royal family Rubens Saint scene seen self-portrait Seville Sevillian space Spain spectator stands still-lifes Surrender of Breda symbol technique themes Titian trip to Italy Velazquez painted Villa Medici Virgin visible wearing woman workshop young