Maiolica : Italian Renaissance Ceramics in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A beautiful book featuring highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Maiolica collection
The brightly coloured tin-enameled earthenware called maiolica was among the major accomplishments of decorative arts in 16th-century Italy. This in-depth look at the history of maiolica, told through 140 exemplary pieces from the world-class collection at the Metropolitan Museum, offers a new perspective on a major aspect of Italian Renaissance art. Most of the works have never been published and all are newly photographed.
The ceramics are featured alongside detailed descriptions of production techniques and a consideration of the social and cultural context, making this an invaluable resource for scholars and collectors. The imaginatively decorated works include an eight-figure group of the Lamentation, the largest and most ambitious piece of sculpture produced in a Renaissance maiolica workshop; pharmacy jars; bella donna plates; and more.
- Author: Timothy Wilson, Barrie and Deedee Wigmore Research Keeper, Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
- Hardcover: 392 pages
- Date published: September 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1588395610
- Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 21.6 cm