Praised by Albrecht Dürer as being “the best in painting,” Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1430– 1516) is unquestionably the supreme Venetian painter of the quattrocento and one of the greatest Italian artists of all time. His landscapes assume a prominence unseen in Western art since classical antiquity. Drawing from a selection of masterpieces that span Bellini's long and successful career, this exhibition catalogue focuses on the main function of landscape in his oeuvre: to enhance the meditational nature of paintings intended for the private devotion of intellectually sophisticated, elite patrons. The subtle doctrinal content of Bellini’s work—the isolated crucifix in a landscape, the “sacred conversation,” the image of Saint Jerome in the wilderness—is always infused with his instinct for natural representation, resulting in extremely personal interpretations of religious subjects immersed in landscapes where the real and the symbolic are inextricably intertwined. This volume includes a biography of the artist, essays by leading authorities in the field explicating the themes of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s exhibition, and detailed discussions and glorious reproductions of the twelve works in the show, including their history and provenance, function, iconography, chronology, and style.
Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice
Author: Davide Gasparotto
Publisher: Getty Publications
Meister der venezianischen Malerei
Author: Oskar Bätschmann
Category: Art, Renaissance
Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1435–1516), widely considered the greatest Venetian artist of his time, was born into the most influential artistic family in Venice. He received his training in the studio of his father, Jacopo, along with his brother, Gentile, and through a long and fruitful career played a leading role in defining the Renaissance style in Venice. His workshop, one of the most important of the period, counted Giorgione and Titian among its pupils. The first account of his life, by Giorgio Vasari, also portrays the family artistic enterprise; it appeared in Vasari’s seminal Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550 and revised and expanded in 1568. A century later Carlo Ridolfi, who sought to rectify Vasari’s emphasis on Florentine painters, provides a fuller portrayal of Bellini in his 1648 work The Marvels of Art, or the Lives of the Famous Painters of Venice and Its State. These two narratives are complemented in this book by Marco Boschini’s poetic homage to the artist and by correspondence between the renowned Renaissance patron of the arts Isabella d'Este, Bellini, and others regarding the commission of a painting for her celebrated studiolo in Mantua. Ridolfi’s biography, Boschini’s poem, and the Isabella d’Este correspondence appear here in English for the first time. Full-page color illustrations throughout the book represent the full sweep of Bellini’s career.
Author: Giorgio Vasari,Carlo Ridolfi ,Isabella d’Este,Marco Boschini
Publisher: Getty Publications
This book examines the ways in which spaces and places of solitude were conceived of, imagined, and represented in the late medieval and early modern periods. It explores the spatial, material, and affective dimensions of solitude, which have so far received only scant scholarly attention.
Spaces and Places of Solitude in Late Medieval and Early Modern Cultures
Jacopo Carucci, known as Pontormo (1494–1557), was the leading painter in mid sixteenth-century Florence and one of the most original and extraordinary Mannerist artists. His extremely personal style was much influenced by Michelangelo, though he also drew from northern art, especially the work of Albrecht Dürer. This catalogue brings together a small but important group of preparatory drawings and finished paintings that center on Pontormo’s great masterpiece, The Visitation, one of the most moving and mesmerizing works by the artist. The Visitation represents the intense moment of encounter between the Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth, who reveal to each other that both are pregnant. The painting is presented—for the first time—along with its highly finished preparatory drawing, which is squared for transfer to the larger surface of the panel. The combination of rigorous research and gorgeous reproductions reveals the painter’s creative process as never before. Other acclaimed paintings, including Portrait of a Halberdier and Portrait of Carlo Neroni, will also be shown alongside their preparatory drawings. Readers will encounter Pontormo both as a religious painter and a painter of portraits, in this original and nuanced account of the celebrated artist.
Pontormo from Drawing to Painting
Author: Bruce Edelstein,Davide Gasparotto
Publisher: Getty Publications
Author: Sebastian Schütze
A gloriously illustrated examination of the origins and development of the nude as an artistic subject in Renaissance Europe Reflecting an era when Europe looked to both the classical past and a global future, this volume explores the emergence and acceptance of the nude as an artistic subject. It engages with the numerous and complex connotations of the human body in more than 250 artworks by the greatest masters of the Renaissance. Paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, and book illustrations reveal private, sometimes shocking, preoccupations as well as surprising public beliefs—the Age of Humanism from an entirely new perspective. This book presents works by Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, and Martin Schongauer in the north and Donatello, Raphael, and Giorgione in the south; it also introduces names that deserve to be known better. A publication this rich in scholarship could only be produced by a variety of expert scholars; the sixteen contributors are preeminent in their fields and wide-ranging in their knowledge and curiosity. The structure of the volume—essays alternating with shorter texts on individual artworks—permits studies both broad and granular. From the religious to the magical and the poetic to the erotic, encompassing male and female, infancy, youth, and old age, The Renaissance Nude examines in a profound way what it is to be human.
Author: Thomas Kren,Jill Burke,Stephen J. Campbell
Publisher: Getty Publications
Qualitätvolles Leben im Alter ist eines der großen Themen unserer Zeit. Architektur und Bauwesen tragen dazu innovative Wohnformen, intelligente Konzepte für Barrierefreiheit sowie fortschrittliche Betreuungsstrukturen für gebrechliche und demenzerkrankte Menschen bei. Anspruchsvolle Entwurfslösungen lassen die Grenzen zwischen Wohnen und Pflege, zwischen Wohnungsbau und Pflegewirtschaft, zwischen individuellen, kollektiven und begleiteten Wohnformen und auch zwischen den verschiedenen Lebensphasen immer weiter zurücktreten, zugunsten eines umfassenden Trends zu integrativen Wohnformen. Mit diesem Band wird die Reihe Entwurfsatlanten in Konzeption, Inhalten und Darstellung zugunsten eines höheren Kundennutzens optimiert. Ein Drittel des Bandes bietet detaillierte Fachinformation von etwa 15 Beiträgern, auch zu übergreifenden Fragen von Energiehaushalt und Nachhaltigkeit, Freiraumgestaltung und städtebaulichen Aspekten. Im typologisch geordneten Beispielteil zeigen etwa 40 internationale Bauten in bis zu achtseitigen Analysen vorbildliche Entwurfslösungen für Mehrgenerationenhäuser, betreutes Wohnen, Wohnen für Demenzkranke und andere Zielgruppen, Wohnheime, Pflegeheime sowie integrative Projekte.
Author: Eckhard Feddersen,Insa Lüdtke
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Van Dyck war Schüler und Mitarbeiter von Rubens. Als er Italien bereiste, lebte er in den Palästen seiner Gönner und trat selbst so vornehm und elegant auf, dass man ihn den “Malerkavalier” nannte. Er wurde 1632 zum Hofmaler des englischen Königs Karl II. (1630 bis 1685) ernannt. Seine beiden letzten Lebensjahre verbrachte er mit seiner jungen Frau auf einer Reise durch Europa. Doch seine Gesundheit war von der vielen Arbeit geschädigt, und er kehrte nach London zurück, um dort zu sterben. Seine letzte Ruhestätte fand er in der St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sein eigentlicher Ruhm gründet in seinen Portraits. Bei diesem Genre fand er zu einem überaus eleganten und raffinierten Stil, der das luxuriöse höfische Leben haargenau erfasste und zu einem Vorbild für die Künstler des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts wurde. Van Dyck war bestrebt, die italienischen Einflüsse (Tizian, Veronese, Bellini) mit der flämischen Tradition zu verschmelzen. Dort, wo ihm das gelang, haben seine Gemälde eine wunderbare Anmut, vor allem seine Madonnen und Hl. Familien, seine Kreuzigungen und Kreuzesabnahmen und auch manche seiner mythologischen Darstellungen. Doch was die Portraitkunst anbelangt, konnte ihm niemand das Wasser reichen, außer vielleicht die großen englischen Portraitmaler des 18. Jahrhunderts, die ihn sich zum Vorbild nahmen.
Author: Victoria Charles
Publisher: Parkstone International
In the first contemporary single-volume survey of the three arts of Venice—painting, sculpture, and architecture—Norbert Huse and Wolfgang Wolters offer an important counterbalance to the traditional orientation toward painting as the city's preeminent art by focusing on architecture as the essential Venetian art. They begin their study in 1460, when Venice was one of the key powers of Italy, and end with the death of Tintoretto in 1594, a period of waning international power. In the process, they define the distinctly Venetian terms by which the city and its culture should be understood. With over three hundred illustrations and an exhaustive bibliography, this volume makes an impressive contribution to art historical scholarship. "The historical aspect of this book is splendid, but where it excels is in its fearless and thought-provoking critical judgements. . . . it will lead both beginners and experts to new joys."—David Ekserdjian, Times Literary Supplement
Architecture, Sculpture, and Painting, 1460-1590
Author: Norbert Huse,Wolfgang Wolters
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Architektur, Skulptur, Malerei 1460 - 1590
Author: Barbara Lynn-Davis
Category: Landscape painting, Italian
The collection of European drawings in the J. Paul Getty Museum, built up over a decade and a half, has increased steadily in both breadth and depth. While the holdings of drawings from the Italian Renaissance are particularly strong—including for instance, a double-sided sheet by Leonardo da Vinci—other schools, the French, in particular, are also well represented. The collection’s emphasis is on major draftsmen, such as David, Dürer, Gainsborough, Goya, Ingres, Piranesi, Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Tintoretto, Titian, Veronese, and Watteau, while the occasional acquisition of groups of drawings has added strength in certain areas, such as the German and Swiss Renaissance. Organized by national school, with artists represented chronologically within each, this German-language volume focuses on the most important drawings in the collection, which admirably illustrate the development of European drawing from the Renaissance onward.
German Language Edition
Author: Nicholas Turner,Lee Hendrix
Publisher: Getty Publications
The Palazzo Barbarigo has always featured a characteristic façade with a terrace looking out on the Grand Canal. The main façade is located on the Rio di San Polo. This study explains the origin of this unusual architectural hallmark and examines the multi-epochal features of the Palazzo’s interior decoration and the Barbarigo family’s once renowned collection of paintings.
Author: Ines Lamprecht
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Handbuch zur Sinnbildkunst des XVI. und XVII. Jahrhunderts
Author: Albrecht Schöne
Das häusliche Andachtsbild im Florenz des 15. Jahrhunderts.
Author: Ronald G. Kecks
Publisher: Gebr. Mann Verlag
Category: Art, Italian