Italian Paintings and Drawings
The Royal Collection
- A simple and enjoyable introduction to the greatest examples of Italian art
- Published to complement an exhibition of international importance at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, opening in March 2007, and The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, in 2008
This book celebrates one of the most important periods in European art, featuring the greatest names in Italian art from the Renaissance to the Baroque. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw the richest and most exciting developments in Italian painting and drawing, and this fully illustrated book, packed with colour images and details, draws on the superb examples of works from these periods in the Royal Collection. It features paintings by Andrea del Sarto, Bronzino, Vasari, Correggio, Parmigianino, Bellini, Titian, Lorenzo Lotto, Palma Vecchio, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Guido Reni and Guercino, with drawings by Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Domenichino, Bernini and many more. With an introductory essay by curators at the Royal Collection, a fascinating account of the changing motivation for royal patronage of Italian art over the centuries, and published to complement the exhibition that opened at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace in March 2007, this is the perfect introduction to Italian art and artists.