Challenging the primacy of the Venetian Republic and even the city of the popes, Florence attained a glory that was reflected down through the later centuries of Medici rule.
And Florence was all along a city of painters, who recorded its sights ; the likenesses of its leaders and luminaries ; its battles, civic myths, and patron saints ; and, of course, the changing tastes of their Tuscan patrons.
In this magnificent volume are assembled a wide variety of artworks, both familiar and rarely seen, that, interwoven with an authoritative text, illustrate the eventful history of Florence - from the age of Cimabue and Giotto, through the High Renaissance of Leonardo and Michelangelo, to the Mannerism of Vasari and Bronzino, and even to the era of modern travellers like Sargent and Degas.
The History of Florence in Painting is a feast for the eyes and the intellect, and worthy companion to the previous volumes in this series, The History of Venice in Painting, The History of Paris in Painting, and The History of Rome in Painting. "
New York, Abbeville Press, 2013, 27,9 x 43,2 cm, pleine toile, jaquette illustrée, 496 pages.
TEXTE EN ANGLAIS
librairie couleur du temps, abbeville press, histoire, peintre, peinture, italie, florence, toscane, renaissance, architecture, médicis, venise, rome,