Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a splendidly illustrated monographic summary of the life and main works, with complete descriptive captions, of Botticelli.
“Botticelli introduced a new tone in religious painting: he gives Madonnas and angels a precious, ethereal spirituality, a distant charm, a conscious ambiguity” (A. Chastel).
Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a monographic summary of the life and work of Botticelli.
The short introduction examines the circumstances that led to the emergence and evolution of the artist’s personality. This is followed by a veritable “guided tour” through an imaginary museum of his masterpieces, splendidly illustrated, with complete descriptive captions.
A small anthology of critical and documentary writings and an essential bibliography make the books in this series up-to-date tools for students and art lovers alike.