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An astounding journey across the Italy to discover the masterpieces by Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and many others protagonists who all together have made those years unsurpassed.

An astounding journey across the Italy to discover the masterpieces by Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and many others protagonists who all together have made those years unsurpassed.

An astounding journey across the Italy to discover the masterpieces by Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and many others protagonists who all together have made those years unsurpassed.

Il Rinascimento nei Musei Italiani

The Renaissance in Italian Museums

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The Renaissance in Italian Museums

The extraordinary period of the Italian Renaissance allows multiple interpretations. Many are the roads, the accesses, and the countless paths along which to get lost and find himself, if one is guided by the hundreds of artworks that have made the 1400s and 1500s so significant in the History of Art and Human. This volume is about one of these paths, and it is characterized by two elements defining its specificity; the reader is led in the discovery of the masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello Sanzio, and Michelangelo Buonarroti through the exposition of their artworks and masterpieces kept on the entire Italian territory. Therefore, an exciting journey across the Italy to discover the masterpieces realized by the three giants of the History of Art and by many others protagonists who have made those years unsurpassed. The Italian Renaissance art which is preserved in Italy, in its churches and its museums, and even in those places sometimes less celebrated and less known but of equal dignity and importance for the task and seriousness with which they carry out their business. Realities that make our Country a keeper of timeless beauty and emotions, and to which our gratitude is addressed to.

Technical Features

  • Texts by Claudio Strinati and Fabio Scaletti
  • Size 24 x 29.5 cm
  • 520 pages
  • 310 images
  • Hardcover with dust-jacket
  • Bilingual Edition; Italian / English
  • ISBN 978-88-95847-39-9

Index

  • Introduction The spring of the Renaissance
  • Leonardo in Florence: the workshop of Verrocchio
  • Raphael: from the onset in Urbino to the early masterpieces
  • Leonardo in Milan: the Sforza Court
  • The wonders of the Codex Atlanticus
  • The Cenacle, one of the most beautiful paintings in the world
  • The triumph of Raphael: the Room of Signature and the first Roman masterpieces
  • Raphael towards the Room of Heliodorus
  • Michelangelo painter
  • Raphael: from the Cartoons for the Sistine Chapel to the Room of the Fire in the Borgo
  • Raphael: Superintendent of Fine Arts
  • The Vatican Lodges
  • The mystery of the early Caravaggio
  • Index of the works and places of conservation

The Great Masterpieces

The volume is about the Italian Renaissance art that is preserved in Italy, in its churches and museums, and even in those places sometimes less celebrated and less known but of equal dignity and importance both for the task and seriousness with which they carry out their business, and for the magnificent heritage they are called to preserve to.

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