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Renaissance faces : Van Eyck to Titian

Lorne Campbell ... [et al.] ; with contributions by Philip Attwood ... [et al.].
  • London : National Gallery ; [New Haven, Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, 2008.
  • 303 pages : colored illustrations; 33 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "This survey traces the development of portrait painting in Northern and Southern Europe during the Renaissance, when the genre first flourished. Both regions developed their own distinct styles and techniques, but each was influenced by the other. Focusing on the relationship between artists of the north and south, renowned specialists analyse the notion of likeness - at that time based not only on accurate reference to posterity, but incorporating all aspects of human life, including propaganda, power, courtship, love, family, ambition and hierarchy. Essays and individual catalogue entries present new research on works by some of the greatest portraitists of the period, including Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Durer, Jan van Eyck, Hans Holbein and Titan, all magnificently illustrated."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Witnessing Faces, Remembering Souls / Luke Syson
  • Making of Portraits / Lorne Campbell
  • Renaissance Portrait: Functions, Uses and Display / Jennifer Fletcher
  • Court Portrait / Miguel Falomir
  • Catalogue
  • Remembering
  • Identity, Attributes, Allegory
  • Courtship and Friendship
  • Family
  • Love and Beauty
  • Drawing Portraits
  • Portraits of Rulers.
Other information
  • Published to accompany the exhibition at the National Gallery, London 15 October 2008 - 18 January 2009.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-299) and index.
ISBN
  • 9781857094114 (hbk.)
  • 1857094115 (hbk.)
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 223871839
  • OCLC: 223871839