Body and Soul Italian Renaissance Sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo - Exhibition catalogue
This book offers a vast teaching on Italian sculpture of the second half of the Quattrocento and the early Cinquecento, providing a better understanding of this period often considered the apogee of the Renaissance. The fruit of the work of the best art historians, it gives us a complete and renewed study of the styles that flourished from Venice to Rome, passing through Siena, Bologna, Padua, Mantua, Milan and Pavia, carried by talented artists such as Antonio Pollaiolo, Bertoldo di Giovanni, Guido Mazzoni, Bartolomeo Bellano, Tullio Lombardo, Andrea Riccio, Bambaia and also Michelangelo.
Their different artistic languages share common characteristics such as the confrontation with Greco-Roman antiquity, around the representations of grace and fury, the expression of pathos and theatricality in the religious artworks , the symbolic richness of the secular artworks and, finally, the development of a new powerful and magnificent style that finds its culmination in Roman classicism and the sublime of Michelangelo.
Exhibition at the musée du Louvre from October, 22 2020 to January, 18 2021
512 pages / 350 illustrations
Officina Libraria / Musée du Louvre Éditions