Verrocchio : Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence - the exhibition catalogue from National Gallery of Art available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Verrocchio : Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence

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'a catalog whose attributions and speculations on who painted what will keep connoisseurs debating for years' - New York Times

A comprehensive new survey of the work of this most influential Florentine artist and teacher

Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435-1488) was one of the most versatile and inventive artists of the Italian Renaissance. He created art across media, from his spectacular sculptures and paintings to his work in goldsmithing, architecture, and engineering.

His expressive, confident drawings provide a key point of contact between sculpture and painting. He led a vibrant workshop where he taught young artists who later became some of the greatest painters of the period, including Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli, Lorenzo di Credi, and Domenico Ghirlandaio. This beautifully illustrated book presents a comprehensive survey of Verrocchio's art, spanning his entire career and featuring some fifty sculptures, paintings, and drawings, in addition to works he created with his students.

Through incisive scholarly essays, in-depth catalog entries, and breathtaking illustrations, this volume draws on the latest research in art history to show why Verrocchio was one of the most innovative and influential of all Florentine artists.
 
Details
  • Author: Andrew Butterfield
  • Hardcover: 384 pages | 279 colour illustrations
  • Date published: August 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0691183367
  • Product Dimensions: 31.3 x 25.2 cm
Reviews

'I am fascinated by artists like Verrocchio who work in all media and that's shown very well in the exhibition and catalogue. He started as a jeweller and you can see the relation to his later work: something intimate and precious in the way he paints, draws and sculpts. Edited by Andrew Butterfield, who wrote the monograph on Verrocchio and has worked on the subject for so long, this catalogue proves that if you want to make a good exhibition, you also need good research' - The Art Newspaper

'a catalog whose attributions and speculations on who painted what will keep connoisseurs debating for years' - New York Times


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