The history of Italian painting in the 16th century, analyzed with reference to regional schools and major cultural centers, with in-depth examination of different axes of influence, style and clientele, and a fine selection of illustrations.
[The 1500s] In-depth study of Italian painting in the 16th century, based on a territorial structure in an attempt to examine the multiple realities of the time. From the Sistine Chapel to the innovations of Caravaggio, we find a unified formal code whose personal and regional variants develop around a shared nucleus based on precise stylistic consistency.
The Italian painting of this period is analyzed to bring out similarities, particularities, discrepancies, relationships with architecture and sculpture. A particular accent is placed on problems of style, technique, clientele, along lines that go beyond a strictly regional interpretation. The book includes a fine range of illustrations, with reproductions of famous masterpieces and previously unpublished materials.