Italian Renaissance Drawings giftbook

    SKU: cmc26692

    £9.99 Members' price *


    The Renaissance was a ground-breaking period in the history of drawing. Drawing became an art form in its own right rather than just being used in the preparation of other works of art. Prior to 1400 few drawings survive, and it is only in the fifteenth century that we can gain an understanding of how and why artists drew. The reasons for this are threefold: the growth in paper production meant it became more economical to draw; the demand by patrons for originality necessitated artists make more studies to explore new compositional ideas and poses; and finally a widening interest in collecting meant that drawings were preserved. The drawings have been thematically arranged to demonstrate the major innovations that occurred during the Renaissance: artists captured movement, light, human pose and the natural world more convincingly than ever before. They also approached storytelling in a new way: the figures were infused with a new sense of humanity, and the development of perspective helped create realism.


    Product code: cmc26692
    Exhibition: Italian Renaissance
    Author: Hugo Chapman
    ISBN: 978 07141 26692
    Format: Paperback with deep flaps
    Number of pages: 96 pages
    llustrations: 50 colour
    Publication date: April 2010
    Weight: 0.277kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    Every purchase supports the Museum

    Delivery & returns

    Delivery charges for the rest of the world: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 14 to 28 working days.

    For more information, please see our full Delivery policy here

    If for any reason you are not entirely happy with books and other products purchased from the shop, we will refund the value of the goods supplied. Please contact Customer Services directly on 0800 218 2222 (or from abroad on +44 (0)20 7079 0970) for individual advice.

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on pierced earrings for hygiene reasons, unless they are faulty.

    For more information, please see our full Returns policy here