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!EPUB ☲ The Renaissance Portrait ♿ In The Words Of Cultural Historian Jacob Burkhardt, Fifteenth Century Italy Was The Place Where The Notion Of The Individual Was Born In Keeping With That Idea, Early Renaissance Italy Was A Key Participant In The First Great Age Of Portraiture In Europe As Groundbreaking Artists Strove To Evoke The Identity Or Personality Of Their Sitters From Heads Of State And Church, Military Commanders, And Wealthy Patrons To Scholars, Poets, And Artists They Evolved Daring New Representational Strategies That Would Profoundly Influence The Course Of Western Art More Than A Mere Likeness, The Fifteenth Century Italian Portrait Was An Attempt To Wrest From The Unpredictability Of Life And The Shadow Of Mortality And Image That Could Be Passed Down To Future Generations The Renaissance Portrait, Which Accompanies A Landmark Exhibition At The Bode Museum, Berlin, And The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York, Provides New Research And Insight Into The Early History Of Portraiture In Italy, Examining In Detail How Its Major Art Centers Florence, The Princely Courts, And Venice Saw The Rapid Development Of Portraiture As Closely Linked To Renaissance Society And Politics, Ideas Of The Individual, And Concepts Of Beauty Essays By Leading Scholars Provide A Thorough Introduction To Renaissance Portraiture, While Individual Catalogue Entries Illustrate And Extensively Discuss Than Magnificent Examples Of Painting, Drawing, Manuscript Illumination, Sculpture, And Medallic Portraiture By Such Artists As Donatello, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio, Pisanello, Mantegna, Antonello Da Messina, And Giovanni Bellini With Abundant Style And Visual Ingenuity, These Masters Transformed The Plain Facts Of Observation Into Something Beautiful To Behold I m no art critic so I can only talk about this book as a person who really enjoyed this Renaissance Portraiture exhibit at the Met I enjoyed seeing all those paintings and was intrigued by the stories behind them, the lives and relationships of the artists who created them and the times in which they lived I purchased this companion book while at The Met and have spent weeks dipping in and out of it I have enjoyed the essays, I loved studying the paintings closely and was inspired to do some reading on Simonetta Vespucci and her influence on Botticelli and also her relationships with the Medici s It has given some context to Dante s Inferno, enough to make me purchese a copy of that book and will attempt to tackle it at some point in the future I am very glad I bought this book I know I ll still be looking through it and finding new things to look at and think about for a long time to come.