Italian Frescoes, High Renaissance and Mannerism, 1510-1600

Italian Frescoes, High Renaissance and Mannerism, 1510-1600

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The frescoes known today are so varied in their imaginative power, function, and themes, and so masterfully executed, that this body of work has long been recognized as a culminating moment in the history of Western art. Italian Frescoes: High Renaissance and Mannerism, 1510-1600 - illustrated with 460 reproduced full-color images and 60 black-and-white illustrations and plans - presents the full spectrum of this epochal achievement. Authors Julian Kliemann and Michael Rohlmann pay equal attention to religious frescoes, which in this period extended and enriched a venerable tradition, and secular imagery. During the cinquecento in Italy hardly a single opulent residence, villa, or palace belonging to a cardinal or aristocrat was not decorated in some fashion with mural painting, which developed in an unprecedented variety of forms.Michelangeloa#39;s medallions depict a world full of weapons, in which Goda#39;s champions triumph by means of sheer violence against the secular rulers who are their enemies. julius did not hesitate either to enter a ... Contemporary criticism reflects the need to legitimate behavior, which seemed outrageous even during the Renaissance, that led to juliusa#39;s ... Above the entrance wall David is cutting off the head of a vanquished Goliath; after performing the same act, judith has the head ofanbsp;...

Title:Italian Frescoes, High Renaissance and Mannerism, 1510-1600
Author:Julian-Matthias Kliemann, Michael Rohlmann
Publisher: - 2004


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