A unique volume for its clarity and wealth of images, useful to know and understand the history of a genre of painting that has always held great appeal for both audiences and collectors.
[The Still Life. History, international developments, masterpieces] A unique book with over 400 full-color illustrations, at an affordable price, to learn all about the birth and evolution of what has always been one of the genres of painting with greatest appeal for both audiences and collectors. Accompanied by beautiful images, the text retraces, in an absorbing narrative, the history of the still life in Italy and other European countries across the centuries: from its Greco-Roman origins, through the period of its greatest splendor in the 17th century, until the most recent examples of the 19th and 20th centuries, when the still-life played a decisive role for artists of the stature of Cézanne, Picasso and Morandi.
The book is completed by a survey of the most popular subjects, discussing symbolic connotations, creative solutions and the originality of the masters.