Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance



    Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance

    Claire van Cleave

    Harvard University Press 2007

    Hardback 192pp Illustrated 271x240mm

    9780674026773   Product Code: 11788

    'Drawing', wrote Vasari, 'is the father of our three arts, architecture, sculpture and painting'. Based on the collections of the British Museum, the Louvre and other French museums, this volume presents 112 superbly reproduced drawings by artists of the 15th and 16th centuries, including Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Titian. The lucid commentary describes the artists' materials and techniques; analyses stylistic and geographical trends; and explains how, through this intimate medium, we come closest to witnessing the creative process.

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