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Palma Vecchio

Palma Vecchio

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Part of Cambridge Studies in the History of Art

  • Date Published: March 1992
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2004
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521373326

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  • Palma Vecchio (1480?–1528) was a leading painter of the Italian Renaissance in Venice. As a contemporary of Titian, his short career unfolded at the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Golden Age of Venetian art that includes the work of Palladio, Tintoretto, Sansovino and Veronese. Like Giorgione and the young Titian, Palma participated in a crucial period of transition from an Early to a High Renaissance pictorical style in Venice. His paintings are famous for their sensual appeal: idealized saints in verdant landscapes, female nudes, beautiful and sensual women in half length portraits, grandiose altarpieces, and a rich and warm palette of vibrant colours. All documents are taken into consideration, and the fully illustrated catalogues establish a chronology and identify the autograph work. A substantial text in six chapters deals with the artist's work according to his characteristic subject matter: altarpieces, Madonnas and Saints, and portraits (male and female).

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    • Date Published: March 1992
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521373326
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 384 x 47 mm
    • weight: 2.36kg
    • contains: 296 b/w illus. 16 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print October 2004
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of colour plates
    Acknowledgements
    1. The critical legacy
    2. Documents and documented paintings
    3. The altarpieces
    4. The Sacre Conversazioni
    5. The portraits
    6. Conclusion
    Register of documents
    Appendices
    Family tree
    Bibliography
    Index of names
    Index of places.

  • Author

    Philip Rylands

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