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Italian Renaissance Sculpture : World of Art - Roberta J.M. Olson

Italian Renaissance Sculpture

World of Art

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The sculptors of the Italian Renaissance transformed their Classical and regional heritage. From about 1260 to 1600, these masters introduced revolutionary innovations in freestanding figures and portraits, while on reliefs convincing perspective was rendered for the first time, predating its use in painting. The Renaissance notion of the artist as genius is vividly embodied in contemporary sculptors, from Nicola Pisano through Brunelleschi and Donatello to Michelangelo and Giambologna. Roberta Olson surveys the extraordinary artistic achievements of the period, which were to affect for ever after the practice of Western art.

Introduction: Setting the Scenep. 7
The First Stage of the Renaissancep. 11
The Mature Renaissance: Beginning the Second Stagep. 41
The Spread of the Renaissancep. 61
Donatello: The Great Innovatorp. 73
Sculpture in Mid-Fifteenth Century Florencep. 93
Embellishment: Late Quattrocento Florencep. 111
Renaissance Fever outside Florence, 1450-1500p. 127
The High Renaissancep. 149
Michelangelop. 157
The Sixteenth Century and the Legacy of Michelangelop. 179
Select Bibliographyp. 213
Museum Locations and Acknowledgments for Photographsp. 214
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780500202531
ISBN-10: 0500202532
Series: World of Art
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st March 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1