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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects (of 10), Filippino Lippi to Domenico Puligo Volume 04 (Paperback) Loot Price: R291 Discovery Miles 2 910
Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects (of 10), Filippino Lippi to Domenico Puligo Volume 04 (Paperback):...
Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects (of 10), Filippino Lippi to Domenico Puligo Volume 04 (Paperback):...

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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects (of 10), Filippino Lippi to Domenico Puligo Volume 04 (Paperback)

Giorgio Vasari

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Excerpt: ...of Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, the painter, whose Life we have written. This painting was executed wholly in fresco, both by Fra Bartolommeo and by Mariotto, so that it has remained, and still remains, marvellously fresh, and is held in esteem by craftsmen, since it is scarcely possible to do better in that kind of work. THE HOLY FAMILY (After the panel by Fra Bartolommeo di San Marco. Rome: Corsini Gallery, 579) Anderson View larger image Pg 155 When Fra Bartolommeo had been many months in Prato, he was sent by his superiors to take up his abode in S. Marco at Florence, and on account of his virtues he was received very warmly by the friars of that convent. In those days Bernardo del Bianco had caused to be erected, in the Badia of Florence, a chapel of grey-stone, full of carving, and very rich and beautiful, from the design of Benedetto da Rovezzano: which chapel was and still is much esteemed on account of some ornamental work of great variety, wherein Benedetto Buglioni placed, in some niches, angels and other figures made of glazed terra-cotta, in the round, to adorn it the more, with friezes containing cherubs and the devices of Bianco. And Bernardo, wishing to set up in the chapel a panel-picture that should be worthy of that adornment, and conceiving the idea that Fra Bartolommeo would be the right man for the work, sought in every possible way, through the intervention of his friends, to persuade him. Fra Bartolommeo was living in his convent, giving his attention to nothing save the divine offices and the duties of his Rule, although often besought by the Prior and by his dearest friends that he should work again at his painting; and for more than four years he had refused to touch a brush. But on this occasion, being pressed by Bernardo del Bianco, at length he began the panel-picture of S. Bernard, in which the Saint is writing, and gazing with such deep contemplation at the Madonna, with the Child in her arms, being borne by many angels...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2012
First published: August 2012
Authors: Giorgio Vasari
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-81233-7
Barcode: 9781153812337
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LSN: 1-153-81233-9

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