Bolognese painter Lavinia Fontana was a significant and prolific woman artist of Renaissance Europe. Her large and renowned body of work encompasses several genres, including altarpieces, history paintings, and portraits. This is an illustrated, comprehensive study of Fontana. Art historian Caroline Murphy assesses the relation of Fontana's native city Bologna to the artist's work and career, proposing that the unique attributes of the city, its religious and social climate and the citizens who became Fontana's patrons contributed importantly to her success as an artist. The text discusses 16th-century Bologna's economics and emergent artistic culture, how and why Fontana became an artist, her crucial relationship with the noblewomen who became her most loyal patrons, both as married women and as widows, and the portraits and religious works she created for Bolognese children. Employing an especially varied set of source materials, from personal letters and property inventories to scientific treatises, the volume focuses light on the Italian Renaissance world in which Lavinia Fontana lived and worked.
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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110300099134
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0300099134
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0300099134