Renaissance Art

A Beginner's Guide

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About The Book

The fifteenth century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European artistic culture. But what does the familiar phrase Renaissance Art actually refer to? Through engaging discussion of timeless works by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo, and supported by illustrations including colour plates, Tom Nichols offers a masterpiece of his own as he explores the truly original and diverse character of the art of the Renaissance.

About The Author

Tom Nichols is a senior lecturer in history of art at the University of Aberdeen. Recent publications include The Art of Poverty, Tintoretto, Tradition and Identity, and Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (April 1, 2010)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851687244

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Raves and Reviews

"An excellent introduction to the art of the Renaissance. Nichols offers fresh insights and well-observed commentary on individual works and their place within the history of art."

– Tania String - Senior Lecturer in History of Art, University of Bristol

"Nichols offers fresh insights and well observed commentary on individual works of art and their place within the history of art."

– Tania String - Senior Lecturer in History of Art, University of Bristol

"Expertly informed and highly readable. Nichols provides the non-specialist with an in-depth analysis. By focusing on key masterpieces Nichols provides the non-specialist with an in-depth analysis... while also illuminatingly placing them within the wider context of Renaissance culture"

– Peter Humfrey - Professor of Art History at the University of St Andrews

"An excellent introduction. The book is exceptionally informative ... and articulated in a way that is remarkably fresh."

– Malcolm Bull - The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, and Andrew W. Mellon

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