Laurence King Posting, 2005 - 426 Seiten
Encompassing the socio-political, cultural reputation of the time, this book requires a fresh consider the careers from the Old Masters and lots of lesser-known artists. Italia may be the logical place to start this physical tour, most famously since it would be a magnet for Flemish and French artists, and since Italian artists were valued through the The spanish language, French, and British courts. Subsequent sections concentrate on Flanders, The country, France, the Nederlander Republic, and England. The progressively popular secularization of art is reflected in mythological and scriptural styles with apparent erotic content. Commissions progressively came from from upper middle-class patrons seeking portraits, self-portraits, landscapes, genre moments, but still-lifes. Covering artistic developments across six nations and analyzing at length most of the artworks displayed, this book demonstrates considerable breadth and depth. Reflecting the most recent developments in research, it's written with great clearness, understanding, and affection, and it is a real tribute to the subject.