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Italian Renaissance Sculpture

By: Olson, Roberta J.M.

Part of the World of Art series
0500202532 / 9780500202531
Paperback / softback
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United Kingdom
149 x 209 mm 216 pages, 151 Illustrations, black and white; 20 Illustrations, color
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The sculptors of the Italian Renaissance transformed their Classical and regional heritage.

From about 1260 to 1600, these masters introduced revolutionary innovations in freestanding figures and portraits, while on reliefs convincing perspective was rendered for the first time, predating its use in painting.

The Renaissance notion of the artist as genius is vividly embodied in contemporary sculptors, from Nicola Pisano through Brunelleschi and Donatello to Michelangelo and Giambologna.

Roberta Olson surveys the extraordinary artistic achievements of the period, which were to affect for ever after the practice of Western art.


1DST Italy, ACND Renaissance art, AFK Non-graphic art forms

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