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By Robert Cumming

Taking an unique photographic method of glance intimately at sure subject matters, those 4 interesting books supply deeper realizing and richer delight in the worlds of structure, paintings, well-known artists, and myths and legends. writer BIO: Robert Cumming has been the chairman of Christie's schooling, London, studied paintings historical past at Cambridge collage, and his books have gained a number of overseas awards and comprise Just glance, simply Imagine, and Looking into Paintings.

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1461–62 (Pienza Cathedral); St. Catherine, c. 1461–62 (Siena: Palazzo Pubblico); The Resurrection, 1472 (New York: Frick Collection); The Risen Christ, 1476 (Siena: Santa Maria della Scala) in 2000, St. James (polychrome wooden) He was once an architect, painter, sculptor, goldsmith, and engineer. also known as by means of his birth-name, Lorenzo di Pietro (known through his nickname of “Vecchietta” from c. 1442 onward). Born and labored in Siena; motivated via Florentine artwork global. a long way prior to his friends in Siena by way of figuring out lighting fixtures and its painterly homes. Adept at operating either in miniature and on a wide scale. He additionally produced illuminated manuscripts, together with the illuminations for Dante’s Divine Comedy. within the 1430s, he was once commissioned by means of Cardinal Branda Castiglione to color a chain of frescoes in Lombardy; he endured to color frescoes for the remainder of his profession. within the 1450s, he met Donatello, who had a powerful effect on his sculptural innovations. a hundred and one Pope Pius II (1405–64) topped by way of Cardinals Vecchietta, 1458–64, tempera on panel, Siena: Palazzo Piccolomini. using foreshortening indicates the effect of Florentine artwork. 102 GOTHIC AND EARLY RENAISSANCE The Madonna of Humility cherished by means of Leonello d’Este Jacopo Gentile Bellini Bellini, 1407–50, 23 5⁄8 x 15 3⁄4 in (60 x forty cm), oil on panel, Paris: Musée du Louvre. The determine at the left is the donor who commissioned the portray. five Venice 1 oils; tempera three $696,000 in 2001, Cardinal Jacopo Bellini b C. 1400 –70 n ITALIAN five Florence; Venice 1 tempera; oils 2 Paris: Musée du Louvre. London: British Museum (sketchbooks) three $67,185 in 1998, Santa Lucia (oils) He was once Giovanni’s father. no longer a lot is understood approximately him. little or no of his paintings survives except sketchbooks. Progressive—was drawn to most recent inventive advancements comparable to point of view, panorama, and structure. KEY WORKS Madonna and baby, 1448 (Milan: Pinacoteca di Brera); Sketchbooks, c. 1450 (London: British Museum/Paris: Musée du Louvre); Madonna and baby Blessing, 1455 (Venice: Gallerie dell’Accademia); Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Bernardino of Siena, 1459–60 (Washington, DC: nationwide Gallery of paintings) b C. 1429 – 1507 n ITALIAN Bessarion attended via brothers of the Scuola della Carità in Prayer with the Bessarion Reliquary (oils) He was once Giovanni’s brother. a lot revered in his personal lifetime. He used to be famous specifically for panoramic perspectives of his local Venice, peopled with crowds and processions; therefore verified an issue and culture that reached its apogee in Canaletto. Many works have perished. KEY WORKS Portrait of Doge Giovanni Mocenigo, c. 1480 (Venice: Museo Correr); Sultan Mohammed II, c. 1480 (London: nationwide Gallery); Miracle at Ponte di Lorenzo, 1500 (Venice: Gallerie dell’Accademia) Procession in St. Mark’s sq. Gentile Bellini, 1496, one hundred forty four 1⁄2 x 293 3⁄8 in (367 x 745 cm), oil on canvas, Venice: Gallerie dell'Accademia. one in all a chain of 9 Venetian work exhibiting the Miracles of the move. C . 1300–1500 103 Giovanni Bellini b C.

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