Sacred Landscapes - Nature in Renaissance Manuscripts
During the Renaissance, artists from Italy to Flanders and England to Germany depicted nature in their religious art to intensify the spiritual experience of the viewer. Devotional manuscripts for personal or communal use-from small-scale prayer books to massive choir books were filled with some of the most illusionistic nature studies of this period.Sacred Landscapes, which accompanies an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, presents some of the most impressive examples of this art, gathering a wide range of illuminated manuscripts made between 1400 and 1600, as well as panel paintings, drawings, and decorative arts.Readers will see the influence of such masters as Albrecht Dürer, Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, and Piero Della Francesca and will gain new appreciation for manuscript illuminators like Simon Bening, Joris Hoefnagel, Vincent Raymond, and the Spitz Master.
These artists were innovative in the early development of landscape painting and were revered throughout the early modern period. The authors provide thoughtful examination of works from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.
- Author: Bryan C. Keene, assistant curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum
- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Date published: October 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1606065464
- Product Dimensions: 24.0 x 21.1 cm