- 135 illustrations
- 224 pages
- 9½ x 6½ ins
- ISBN 9781780678511
- Published August 2016
In the Renaissance period, art and architecture in Venice reached a kind of apotheosis when many of the city’s new buildings, sculptures, and paintings took on distinctive and original qualities. The spread of Renaissance values provided leading artists such as Gentile and Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Palladio, Titian, and Tintoretto with a licence for artistic invention.
By adopting a chronological approach and focusing attention on the artists, Tom Nichols presents a vivid and easily navigable study of Venetian Renaissance art.
ntroduction: Venice c.1400
Chapter 1: Tradition and Innovation, 1451-75
Chapter 2: Oil Painting, Perspective and the Image of the Republic, 1476-1500
Chapter 3: Internationalism and Secularization: 1501-25
Chapter 4: Romanism, Rivalry and Reform, 1526-50
Chapter 5: The Victory of Art: 1551-75
Chapter 6: Final Acts, 1576-1600
Conclusion: The End of the Renaissance