Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The ultimate book on Raphael - cover

The ultimate book on Raphael

Eugène Müntz

Publisher: Parkstone International

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Raphael (1483-1520), the Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, was a genius in and ahead of his time. Together with Michelangelo and da Vinci, he formed the classical trinity of this era and elaborated a rich style of harmony and geometry. As one of the great masters of the Renaissance and artist to European royalty and the Papal court in Rome, his works comprise various themes of theology and philosophy, including but not limited to famous illustrations of the Madonna. His surroundings and experience gave rise to his propensity to combine the ideals of humanism with those of religion, and firmly established in him a conviction that art is a necessary medium to reveal the beauty of nature.
Eugène Müntz (1845-1902) was a member of the Institut de France and curator of the collections of l’École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and has been one of the most influential specialists on the Italian Renaissance, focusing his attention on Florentine painters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. He wrote profusely on the great masters of the Renaissance and pioneered the modern study of Italian art history.

Other books that might interest you

  • Mozart and the Nazis - How the Third Reich Abused a Cultural Icon - cover

    Mozart and the Nazis - How the...

    Erik Levi

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    A music historian uncovers Nazi Germany’s use of Mozart as a WWII propaganda tool in this “intriguing study [that] comprehends a range of vital topics” (Choice).   As the Nazi war machine expanded its bloody ambitions across Europe, the Third Reich sought to promote a sophisticated and even humanitarian image of German culture through the tireless promotion of Mozart’s music. In this revelatory book, Erik Levi draws on World War II era articles, diaries, speeches, and other archival materials to provide a new understanding of how the Nazis shamelessly manipulated Mozart for their own political advantage.  Mozart and the Nazis also explores the continued Jewish veneration of the composer during this period while also highlighting some of the disturbing legacies that resulted from the Nazi appropriation of his work. Enhanced by rare contemporary illustrations, Mozart and the Nazis is a fascinating addition to the study of music history, World War II propaganda, and twentieth century politics.
    Show book
  • Constanze Mozart's Beloved - cover

    Constanze Mozart's Beloved

    Agnes Selby

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Agnes Selby is an Australian writer living with her family in Sydney.
    Show book
  • Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires - cover

    Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in...

    Andrew K. Amelinckx

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This criminal history of the Berkshires is brimming with unforgettable stories of greed, jealousy, and madness from the turn of the twentieth century.   The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts are known for their picturesque beauty, but this history offers a fascinating look at the region’s dark side. This chronicle includes true tales of greed, betrayal and violence in The Bay State.   In the summer of 1893, a tall and well-dressed burglar plundered the massive summer mansions of the upper crust . . .   A visit from President Teddy Roosevelt in 1902 ended in tragedy when a trolley car smashed into the presidential carriage, killing a Secret Service agent . . .   A psychotic millworker opened fire on a packed streetcar, leaving three dead and five wounded, shocking the nation . . .   These and many more stories—from axe murders to botched bank jobs—paint a stark portrait of the inequities that shadowed the extravagance of the Gilded Age.
    Show book
  • Brazil Beauty Through Watercolors - cover

    Brazil Beauty Through Watercolors

    Daniyal Martina

    • 0
    • 15
    • 0
    Brazil Beauty Through Watercolors
     
    A wonderful collection of watercolor paintings of this beautiful country, showcasing the sublime and amazing sites through the beauty of the brush stroke...Get it now!
    Show book
  • Dogs and Puppies Watercolor Cuteness - cover

    Dogs and Puppies Watercolor...

    Daniyal Martina

    • 0
    • 13
    • 0
    Dogs and Puppies - Watercolor Cuteness
     
    A wonderful collection of watercolor paintings of the most adorable dogs and puppies through the beauty of the brush stroke...Get it now!
     
     
    Show book
  • Cape Town Beauty Through Watercolors - cover

    Cape Town Beauty Through...

    Daniyal Martina

    • 0
    • 13
    • 0
    Cape Town Beauty Through Watercolors
     
    A wonderful collection of watercolor paintings of this beautiful city, showcasing the sublime and amazing sites through the beauty of the brush stroke...Get it now!
    Show book