The history of Venetian painting in the first half of the 16th century, analyzed by geographical area and different forms of expression, with thorough study of outstanding personalities and a fine selection of images.
[The 1500s / Vol. I] The reconstruction of Venetian painting of the first half of the 16th century covers great masters like Bellini, Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese, Palma and Lotto, whose distinctive characteristics have subsequently been continuously 0developed by international artistic culture. Accurate examination of the territory and its internal thematic influences, with an excellent selection of illustrations, often never previously published, for a truly advanced work of research in the field of Venetian painting.
The region is subdivided into provinces with the aim of showing works in their context, permitting greater clarity in the overall description of the panorama of Venetian painting, while offering a series of intriguing references. The plot of events and cultural connections that emerges provides a greater understanding of the characteristics of an exceptional figurative civilization, while laying the groundwork for further research.