National Gallery of Art Sharing Images : Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze

Sharing Images : Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze

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'This book is the first to explore the impact of 'high' on 'decorative' art, with remarkable examples of designs by Mantegna, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Raphael, Michelangelo' - The Art Newspaper

The first full-length study into the influence of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze

Focusing on designs by major artists such as Andrea Mantegna, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Parmigianino, and Albrecht Durer, the book tells the story of how printed images were transmitted, transformed, and translated onto ceramics and small bronze reliefs, creating a shared visual canon across artistic media and geographical boundaries. Prized by princes and popes, and collected by scholars and diplomats, brightly painted maiolica and minutely crafted bronze reliefs are among the most beautiful and intriguing objects produced in the period.

They are also among the least familiar, even to lovers of early modern art. Although seemingly unrelated and usually exhibited in isolation, ceramics and bronzes are in fact bound by the complex network of connections they share with prints and illustrated books. Sharing Images provides a comprehensive introduction to different aspects of the phenomenon, from the role of 15th-century prints and the rediscovery of ancient art to the importance of illustrated books and the artistic exchanges between Italy and northern Europe.

Details
  • Author: Jamie Gabberelli, Andrew W. Mellon curatorial fellow in Old Master Prints at the National Gallery of Art 
  • Hardcover: 144 pages | 85 colour illustrations
  • Date published: April 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1848222649
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 25.0 cm

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