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 Cosmè Tura.
[Cosmè Tura and the Ferrara school at Schifanoia] “Yes, power of motion in men in trees in stones, but that in the imagined material of the most incorruptible minerals can only twist and clutch, almost in petrified swirls. A stalagmitic nature; a humanity of enamel and ivory, with crystal joints” (R. Longhi).
Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a monographic summary of the life and work of Cosmè Tura.
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.