Delphi Complete Works of Masaccio (Illustrated)

by Masaccio & Peter Russell

Publisher: Delphi Classics Ltd

Series: Delphi Masters of Art

Publication Date: December 04, 2018

ISBN: 9781788779975

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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The first great artist of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance, Masaccio would have an incredible impact on the course of Western art, in spite of his untimely death at the age of twenty-six. He is noted for his skill in imitating nature, recreating lifelike figures and his unprecedented use of chiaroscuro and three-dimensionality. Preparing the way for Leonardo and Michelangelo, Masaccio transformed the direction of Italian painting, moving it away from the idealisations of Gothic art and favouring the depiction of a more profound, natural and humanist world. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Masaccio’s complete works in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* The complete paintings of Masaccio, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order
* Includes reproductions of rare works
* Masolino’s and Filippino Lippi’s contributions to the celebrated Brancacci Chapel
* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information
* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Masaccio’s celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books
* Numerous images in colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings
* Easily locate the paintings you wish to view
* Features two bonus biographies, including Vasari’s Life of the artist – discover Masaccio's world

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