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The Drawings of Bronzino
by Carmen C. Bambach Janet Cox-Rearick George R. Goldner Philippe Costamagna Marzia Faietti Elizabeth Pilliod

RRP €42.50

The Drawings of Bronzino
by Author Name Carmen C. Bambach, Janet Cox-Rearick, George R. Goldner, Philippe Costamagna, Marzia Faietti, Elizabeth Pilliod

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List Price:42.50
Format: Hardback, 279 x 229 x 41mm, 256pp
Publication date: 05 Jan 2010
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN-13: 9780300155129


Drawings by the great Italian Mannerist painter and poet Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) are extremely rare. This important and beautiful publication brings together for the first time nearly all of the sixty drawings attributed to this leading draftsman of the 16th century. Each drawing is illustrated in colour, discussed in detail, and shown with many comparative photographs. Bronzino's technical virtuosity as a draftsman and his mastery of anatomy and perspective are vividly apparent in each stroke of the chalk, pen, or brush. The younger generations of Florentine artists particularly admired Bronzino for his technical virtuosity as a painter, and Giorgio Vasari praised him for his powers as a disegnatore (designer and draftsman).


"The Metropolitan catalog happily restores Vasari's words to their true meaning, through essays that manage with uncommon skill to address both a general readership and specialists."--Ingrid D./i>--Ingrid D. Rowland, "The New York Book Review "

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  • Illustrations: 85 black-&-white + 100 colour illustrations