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Bravura - Virtuosity and Ambition in Early Modern European Painting (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,097
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Bravura - Virtuosity and Ambition in Early Modern European Painting (Hardcover): Nicola Suthor

Bravura - Virtuosity and Ambition in Early Modern European Painting (Hardcover)

Nicola Suthor

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The first major history of the bravura movement in European painting The painterly style known as bravura emerged in sixteenth-century Venice and spread throughout Europe during the seventeenth century. While earlier artistic movements presented a polished image of the artist by downplaying the creative process, bravura celebrated a painter's distinct materials, virtuosic execution, and theatrical showmanship. This resulted in the further development of innovative techniques and a popular understanding of the artist as a weapon-wielding acrobat, impetuous wunderkind, and daring rebel. In Bravura, Nicola Suthor offers the first in-depth consideration of bravura as an artistic and cultural phenomenon. Through history, etymology, and in-depth analysis of works by such important painters as Fran ois Boucher, Caravaggio, Francisco Goya, Frans Hals, Peter Paul Rubens, Tintoretto, and Diego Velazquez, Suthor explores the key elements defining bravura's richness and power. Suthor delves into how bravura's unique and groundbreaking methods-visible brushstrokes, sharp chiaroscuro, severe foreshortening of the body, and other forms of visual emphasis-cause viewers to feel intensely the artist's touch. Examining bravura's etymological history, she traces the term's associations with courage, boldness, spontaneity, imperiousness, and arrogance, as well as its links to fencing, swordsmanship, henchmen, mercenaries, and street thugs. Suthor discusses the personality cult of the transgressive, self-taught, antisocial genius, and the ways in which bravura artists, through their stunning displays of skill, sought applause and admiration. Filled with captivating images by painters testing the traditional boundaries of aesthetic excellence, Bravura raises important questions about artistic performance and what it means to create art.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2021
Authors: Nicola Suthor
Dimensions: 267 x 203 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 304
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-20458-1
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues > Theory of art
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1400 to 1600 > Renaissance art > General
LSN: 0-691-20458-6
Barcode: 9780691204581

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