Storytelling in Christian Art from Giotto to Donatello

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Storytelling in Christian Art from Giotto to Donatello
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-09-2006
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
353
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Recounting the biblical stories through visual images was the most prestigious form of commission for a Renaissance artist. In this book, Jules Lubbock examines some of the most famous of these pictorial narratives by artists of the caliber of Giovanni Pisano, Duccio, Giotto, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio. He explains how these artists portrayed the major biblical events, such as: the Sacrifice of Isaac, the Annunciation, the Feast of Herod and the Trial and Passion of Jesus, so as to be easily recognizable and, at the same time, to capture our attention and imagination for long enough to enable us to search for deeper meanings. He provides evidence showing that the Church favoured the production of images that lent themselves to being read and interpreted in this way, and he describes the works themselves to demonstrate how the pleasurable activity of deciphering these meanings can work in practice. This fascinating book is richly illustrated, and many of it's photographs have been specially taken to show how the paintings and relief sculptures appear in the settings, for which they were originally designed. Seen from these viewpoints, they become more readily int

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-09-2006
ISBN13:
9780300117271
Vægt:
1238 g
Dybde:
28 mm
Bredde:
179 mm
Højde:
247 mm
Format:
Hardback
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