This publication, which accompanies an important exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, looks broadly at the practice of drawing by Renaissance sculptors, including such luminaries as Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, Cellini, Bandinelli and Giambologna. The book surveys two centuries of material, considering rough sketches and more finished sheets, isolated studies and sequences of ideas. More
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
200 pages, paperback, 280 x 240 mm, 120 colour ills.
ISBN: 978 1 907372 44 5
Accompanying a major exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (28 February – 13 May 2013), this book re-evaluates the artistic achievement of Anders Zorn (1860–1920), one of the most significant artists of the Belle Époque but one who is still remarkably understudied. Bringing his subjects to life with broad, quick brushstrokes, Zorn experimented with different subjects and styles, absorbing and developing the latest trends, pushing them further. Read more
This catalogue explores one of the most important but historically neglected painters of the Italian Renaissance, Carlo Crivelli (c. 1435–c. 1495). Venetian by birth, Crivelli was shaped by formative experiences in Padua and embarked on a career that spanned both sides of the Adriatic. His extraordinary success led to a virtual monopoly in the Marches, where he dominated the market for towering altarpieces and jewel-like paintings for private devotion in the second half of the 15th century. Pushing the boundaries between painting and sculpture, his works are distinguished by their radically expressive compositions, luxuriant ornamental display and bravura illusionism. More