Providing a reassessment of Benozzo Gozzoli, one of the most esteemed and prolific artists of the Renaissance, this work focuses on the social and cultural context within which he worked. The book provides stylistic and technical discussions of each of his major works.
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Was artist Benozzo Gozzoli an accomplished Quatrocento artist or a second-rate Fra Angelico? Thanks to this first comprehensive study of the artist in English in nearly a century, a verdict is possible. Ahl (art, Lafayette Coll.) consolidates ten years of fresh research into a lavishly illustrated, seminal work detailing Gozzoli's 60-year artistic career. Analysis of drawings, sinopie (red-pigmented fresco underdrawing), and historic documents portray Gozzoli as a prolific, talented artist who was widely commissioned. A full chapter is devoted to what is probably his most famous work, the "Procession of the Magi" frescoes at the Medici Palace in Florence. Restoration of this work in 1992 provided great opportunity for thorough examination of the artist's technique and style. Other restoration projects support the belief that, far from being provincial, Gozzoli was sensitive to the traditions of a diverse clientele and well versed in sacred narrative. Highly recommended for art history collections and informed lay readers on the eve of the quincentennial of Gozzoli's death.?Nadine Dalton Speidel, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., Parma, Ohio
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Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110300066996
Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0300066996 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0070375
Book Description Yale University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0300066996
Book Description Yale Univ Press, New Haven, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. NEW BOOK and DJ, both Mint and with new Mylar. // 395 pp. dj has mylar cover. "This book includes 125 works, many unknown until now, with novel proposals on their patronage, technique, and dating. More than 300 photographs, many specially commissioned, demonstrate the artist's prowess as a portraitist, lanscape painter, and creator of sacred narrative." GozZOLi has rarely been better presented than in this book. Gift? You bet. Bookseller Inventory # 001026