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In the Age of Giorgione

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'a true genius who deserves, even from his few surviving relics, to be revered as one of the giants of European art' - The Guardian

Giorgione's La Vecchia, part of the In the Age of Giorgione at the Royal Academy

Venice at the start of the sixteenth century was Europe’s undisputed capital of culture: home to some of the finest artists of the Italian Renaissance, whose importance stretched far beyond the region. The first great painter to emerge was also the most mysterious: Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco, known as Giorgione (1478–1510). Few works have been attributed to him with any certainty, yet he painted what is considered to be the first landscape in Western art history, and his influence was profoundly felt by contemporaries including Lorenzo Lotto and Titian. He was 'the first Romantic artist, who introduced a new mood in Western art: poetic, melancholy, enigmatic, about mood and atmosphere as much as stories and ideas.' (The Telegraph).

This sumptuous volume published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Royal Academy brings together many of the works attributed to Giorgione, along with other masterpieces of the Venetian School, demonstrating the extraordinary richness of colour and mood for which these artists were famed. 

  • Author: Simone Facchinetti, Curator at the Museo Adriano Bernareggi, Bergamo, Italy
  • Hardcover: 168 pages
  • Date published: March 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1910350263
  • Dimensions: 28 x 25.1 x 2.4 cm

'the Giorgione show of a lifetime' - The Telegraph

'a true genius who deserves, even from his few surviving relics, to be revered as one of the giants of European art' - The Guardian

'Rich, and revelatory...a curatorial tour de force' - The Times

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In the Age of Giorgione at Royal Academy