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Italian painting

Author: Keith Christiansen
Publisher: New York : Hugh Lauter Levin Associates : Distributed by Macmillan, ©1992.
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This volume presents Italian painting through specific themes, as well as by chronological and regional achievement. With approximately 300 colourplates, this large-format book contains devotional images, portraits, landscapes, allegorical paintings, genre scenes, still life arranements, and abstract compositions. Keith Christiansen is Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Christiansen, Keith.
Italian painting.
New York : Hugh Lauter Levin Associates : distributed by Macmillan, ©1992
(OCoLC)733971468
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Christiansen
ISBN: 0883635925 9780883635926 0883639718 9780883639719
OCLC Number: 26965452
Notes: Includes index.
Editorial production by Margaret Aspinwall and Mary Smith ; photo research by Ellin Silberblatt and Leslie Carola.
Description: 320 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 36 cm
Contents: Introduction : defining Italian painting --
The heritage of Rome --
The legacy of Constantine --
Visions of heaven --
Sermons in paint --
Painting for the Medieval commune --
Courtly taste in the Renaissance --
The primacy of drawing in Tuscan painting --
The color of Venice --
Painters of reality --
Art and nature --
The triumph of Rome --
The hard edge of reality --
Stretching space --
Painting as poetry --
Venus, love and poetry --
Portraits of status --
Dressing up --
A society of men --
The second sex --
Ideal women --
Landscapes of the imagination --
Landscapes of fact --
Arresting time --
The third estate and private pleasures --
Toward a new naturalism --
A manifesto for the future --
Art under fascism --
Modernism and beyond.
Responsibility: Keith Christiansen.

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This volume presents Italian painting through specific themes, as well as by chronological and regional achievement. With approximately 300 colourplates, this large-format book contains devotional images, portraits, landscapes, allegorical paintings, genre scenes, still life arranements, and abstract compositions. Keith Christiansen is Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His introduction and twenty eight essays set out in history of Italian Painting and its lasting impact. His thoughtful presentation not only instructs but also delights the reader with anecdotal details and innovative visual connections.

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