Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance


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ISBN: 9780714126548 Category:

Claire Van Cleave


This book features masterpieces of Italian Renaissance drawings from the British Museum, the Louvre and other French public collections in Lille, Rennes and Montpellier. Beginning with an examination of drawing as part of the creative process, showing how it reveals the artist’s mind at work, it explains the materials and techniques used in Renaissance drawings. It also considers how drawings were used, how they changed stylistically through the period and how they varied in different regions of Italy. It concludes with a brief look at connoisseurship and collecting. The main body of the book showcases 120 of the finest drawings by more than 40 Italian Renaissance masters, accompanied by a brief biography and introduction to the drawings of each artist.

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Weight 1005 g
Dimensions 24.4 x 27 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 21 December 2007
Number of pages 192
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 24.4 x 27 cm
Weight 1005 g


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