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The Genius of Jacopo Bellini

EISLER, COLIN

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ISBN 10: 0810907275 / ISBN 13: 9780810907270
Published by Abrams, New York, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Lovely purple cloth with decorative gilt spine and front board. Book and dust jacket in fine condition. 560p. 581 illustrations, including 118 plates in full color. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 19608

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Title: The Genius of Jacopo Bellini

Publisher: Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Book by Eisler, Colin T.

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Pioneer of the early Renaissance style in 15th-century Venice, Bellini worked with a fervor and immediacy never before seen in northern Italian art. His surviving paintings--deeply expressive Madonnas, murals, altarpieces--balance the physical and metaphysical and fuse Gothic, Byzantine and Renaissance elements in strikingly personal ways. A magnificent visual feast and a monumental feat of scholarship, this study by New York University art professor Eisler brings together for the first time all of Bellini's known paintings and some 300 drawings, newly photographed for this volume. Bellini's noble lions and cheetahs glow in the new light of humanism; his nudes are frank affirmations of being; his story-telling pictures are cinematic; and his wide-angled panoramas of cityscapes, funerals, chivalrous adventure and everyday activities capture Venetian life in its astonishing diversity.
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