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La camera degli Sposi del Magntegna a Mantova. Testo di Luigi Coletti con un'appendice di Ettore Camesasca.

MANTEGNA, Andrea] COLETTI, Luigi.

Published by Rizzoli, (1959)., (Milan):, 1959
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Large folio (407 x 340 mm) 73 pp. 92 text images (most in color, tipped in), 30 color plates (plates 1-4 as a folding panorama), 4 index images, paper watermarked "Istitito Grafico Bertieri Milano". Cream cloth boards, brown-stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket, cloth-covered slipcase; short tears to jacket without loss. Thirteen plates from the 1971 Olivetti calendar are loosely inserted. Very good. This deluxe art volume, Grandi Monografie d'Arte a cura di Paolo Lecaldano, is a scholarly and detailed examination of Mantegna's decorative artwork, The Camera picta ("painted chamber"), also popularly known as the Camera degli Sposi, or "bridal chamber"â"is a room frescoed with illusionistic paintings by Andrea Mantegna in the Ducal Palace, Mantua, Italy. It was painted between 1465 and 1474 and commissioned by Ludovico Gonzaga, and is notable for the use of trompe l'oeil details and its di sotto in sà ceiling. The "Court Scene" on the north wall shows Ludovico Gonzaga, dressed informally, with his wife Barbara of Brandenburg. They are seated with their relatives, while a group of courtiers fill the rest of the wall. The figures interact with an illusionistically expanded space is depicted. On the west wall is the "Meeting scene". This fresco shows Ludovico in official robes in an ideal meeting with his son cardinal Francesco Gonzaga, the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III and Christian I of Denmark. Mantegna's playful ceiling presents an oculus that illusionistically opens into a blue sky, with foreshortened putti playfully frolicking around a balustrade. This was one of the earliest di sotto in sà ceiling paintings" (Wikipedia). Bookseller Inventory # LV1801

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Title: La camera degli Sposi del Magntegna a ...

Publisher: Rizzoli, (1959)., (Milan):

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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