This up-to-date, well illustrated, sensitive introduction to the life and works of one of the giants of Western painting also surveys the golden age of Venetian painting from Bellini to Veronese and its place in the history of Western art. Sometimes referred to as the founder of modern painting Titian's legacy and influence was immense and continuing—Italian Baroque painting, El Greco, Rubens, Rembrandt and Dutch painting, French 18th century painting, Velazquez, and Picasso. This knowledgeable study of a great and enduring artist and a brilliant period of art history will interest general readers and students. There are 119 black and white illustrations integrated with the text and 8 plates in full color, a selected bibliography and index.
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Bruce Cole is Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University. A former Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, he is the author of Giotto and Florentine Painting, The Renaissance Artist at Work, Italian Art, 1250–1500 and other books.Review:
"Clearly, elegantly and often brilliantly written, this book is both a contribution to the scholarly literature on Titian and a thoughtful introduction to him and his work." -- Norman Land, , Professor of Art History, University of Missouri at Columbia
"Full of fresh and suggestive insights. A wonderful book which is going to be much in use for some time to come. -- Paul Barolsky, , Commonwealth Professor of Art History, The University of Virginia
"Generations of students of Italian painting will have reason to be grateful to Cole for a well-conceived, highly distinguished book." -- John Pope-Hennessy, Apollo
"In this sensitive and enthusiastic appraisal of color, Cole is at his best.... " -- Burlington Magazine
"Interesting and illuminating, goes further inside the Florentine movement of the early fifteenth century than any book I know." -- Kenneth Clark
"Scholarly and exacting.... An intellectually rigorous and elegant assessment of the evolution of Titian's style, which was startlingly original..." -- Kirkus Reviews
"[G]racefully written.... The strength of the book lies in its evocative descriptions of individual works." -- Choice
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Book Description Westview Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0064309053
Book Description Westview Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110064309053