Italian Renaissance Drawings giftbook
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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
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