La Bella Svelata
Leonardo in Milan and the Portrait of Bianca Sforza
Protagonist of the volume is La Bella Principessa; a Leonardo’s artwork on parchment here unveiled by the most complete deepening on the clothes and hairstyle of the young painted lady. The study on the costume of the ladies of Italian and European courts by Elisabetta Gnignera, a specialist in the History of Medieval and Renaissance Italian Dress and author of many ‘vestimentary essay’, is a fascinating journey into the Renaissance costume. The volume also presents the important contribution by Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at the Oxford University and Member of British Academy.
- Author Elisabetta Gnignera
- Introduction by Martin Kemp
- Size 31 x 40 cm
- 244 pages printed in 4+4 colours
- 120 images
- Binding with stitching with refe thread, and headbands and six nerves on the spine
- The volume is provided with an elegant slipcase
- Italian / English
- Limited and numbered to 1999 copies edition
A Great Work
“The synthesis created by the artist is extreme and ingenious; if the profile speaks to us of the nobility of the girl, the styles and the colours of the clothes tell us where she perhaps lived and which families she was familiar to. We have to scroll through letters, compare faces and clothes, have fun and be deeply moved, in order to revive a gaze that knows infinity, catalysing magnetically our attention again after five hundred years, as only the immortal works know how”.
By Elisabetta Gnignera.
Ancient Professionalisms and Craftsmanship Skills...
... work alongside the most famous and passionate authors. The worlds of Art, Culture and Crafts intertwine for the celebration of Beauty and Knowledge.
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Cover coated by hand-tanned parchment paper, cleaned with a cork spatula according to 16th century processings.
Handmade spine in leather with six nerves and hot gold impressions.
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