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A history of painting (1911) (14783230442)


A history of painting (1911) (14783230442)



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Title: A history of painting
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928
Subjects: Painting Painters
Publisher: London and Edinburgh : T.C. and E.C. Jack
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive

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ccentuates thefact of the increasing public interest in worldly splendour andfading religious fervour, just as Filippo Lippis art showsa more sensuous and worldly religious spirit in markedcontrast with the earlier, simpler, and more childlike faithof Fra Angelico. Benozzo Gozzoli (and probably Fra Lippo Lippi) traineda pupil of whose life and work but little is known, ZenobioMachiavelli (1418-1479) ; and there wrought also inFlorence a follower of Filippo Lippi, and pupil to GiulianoPesello, Francesco Pesellino (1422-1457), who is re-markable for his decorative gifts in colour, and famed forhis paintings of cassone panels. Of Filippo Lippis pupils and followers also were FraDiamante and Jacopo del Sellajo. 9i VII ANTONIO POLLAIUOLO 1429 - 1498 AND PIERO POLLAIUOLO 1443 - 1496 FLORENTINE SCHOOLTHE MARTYRDOM OF ST. SEBASTIAN(National Gallery)St. Sebastian bound to the trunk of a tree, his body pierced with arrows.Painted in oil on wood. 9 ft. 6 in. h. x 6 ft. 7^ in. w. (2-895 x 2-019).
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THE GOLDSMITH-PAINTERS OFFLORENCE VIII VERROCHIO1435 - 1488 VIRGIN AND CHILD When it is remembered that Verrochio was the master of Leonardo daVinci, amongst other great pupils, it will be realised how prodigious aninfluence he had upon the men who came after him.

Early Renaissance or Quattrocento (Italian mille quattrocento, or 1400) refers to the 15th century in Florentine art. Extraordinary wealth was accumulated in Florence among a growing middle and upper class of merchants and bankers. Florence saw itself as a city-state where the freedom of the individual was guaranteed, and where a significant share of residents had the right to participate in the government. In 1400 Florence was engaged in a struggle with the Duke of Milan. Then, between 1408 and 1414 again, by the King of Naples. Both died before they could conquer Florence. In 1425 Florence won the war against Milan. The Florentine interpreted these victories as signs of God's favor and imagined themselves as the "New Rome". In this new optimistic and wealthy environment, Florentine artists immersed themselves in studies of the humanities, architecture, philosophy, theology, mathematics, science, and design. They spurred a rejuvenation of the glories of classical art in line with the humanistic and individualistic tendencies of the contemporary era. Quattrocento was followed by the High Renaissance, North European Renaissance, Mannerism, and Baroque periods. Unlike the previous proto-renaissances, the innovations that emerged in Florence would go on to cause reverberations in Italy and Northern Europe, which continue to influence culture until today.



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