Giambologna (1529-1608) was the foremost sculptor of the age of Mannerism, his work recognizable by means of his seductive and strongly distinctive style, who worked in the half-century following the death of Michelangelo in 1564. Charles Avery's major critical study covers the whole range of Giambologna's work in a fluent yet scholarly narrative and emphasizes his wide and long-lasting influence on the development of European sculpture. A profound artist, as revealed by his combined energy and subtlety, Giambologna's work as a whole displays a fascinating evolution throughout his own career and, in turn, signifies a turning-point for sculpture across Europe in the following centuries. The eloquent, extensive and erudite text is supported by outstanding photographic images of the sculptor's work captured by David Finn, whose own sense of aesthetic harmony and rhythm show the sculptures in their most revealing light. Setting out an exhaustive scope, the volume concludes with an invaluable checklist of all Giambologna's known works.
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Charles Avery is a historian of sculpture and a consultant in the field of fine art. Formerly Deputy Keeper of Sculpture at the Victoria & Albert Museum, he was appointed Director of the Department of European Sculpture at Christie's, London, in 1979.David Finn is an acclaimed photographer whose images have illustrated numerous important monographs and books on the subject of sculpture.From Publishers Weekly:
Imagine a late Renaissance sculptor who could do religious scenes with the epic grandeur of Michelangelo and then turn to extremely realistic animal figures or sensuous bronze female nudes. Giambologna (1529-1608), the quick, prolific court sculptor to Medici dukes, later a protege of Roman emperors and popes, is not well-known today though he rated a profile in Vasari's Lives. Born Jean Boulogne in what is now northern France, he migrated to Italy where he tried to break the impasse of Cellini's inbred mannerism with a sometimes glib style that drew on his earthy Flemish roots as much as it did on Greco-Roman antiques. Best known perhaps for his flying Mercury, Giambologna has a dramatic, fleshy style that seduces even when it is superficial. River-gods, allegories, reliefs and fountains are among the works surveyed in this elegantly produced study. Avery is a director at Christie's, London. (November
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Descripción Moyer Bell Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0918825393
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