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TINTORETTO: TRADITION AND IDENTITY. Second, revised and expanded edition. Tom Nichols. Reaktion Books Ltd, London, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. Original edition published 1999 {Worldwide 102338}. 408 pp. with 232 ills. (109 col.). 22 x 14 cm. ISBN 9781780234502 In English.
Publisher's description: Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-94) is an ambiguous figure in the history of art. His radically unorthodox paintings are not readily classifiable, and although he was a Venetian by birth, his standing as a member of the Venetian school is constantly contested. But he was also a formidable maverick, abandoning the humanist narratives and sensuous color palette typical of the great Venetian master, Titian, in favor of a renewed concentration on core Christian subjects painted in a rough and abbreviated chiaroscuro style. This generously illustrated book offers an extensive analysis of Tintoretto's greatest paintings, charting his life and work in the context of Venetian art and the culture of the Cinquecento. Tom Nichols shows that Tintoretto was an extraordinarily innovative artist who created a new manner of painting, which, for all of its originality and sophistication, was still able to appeal to the shared emotions of the widest possible audience. This compact, pocket edition features sixteen additional illustrations and a new afterword by the author, and it will continue to be one of the definitive treatments of this once grossly overlooked master.
Artist(s):Tintoretto, Jacopo
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1400-1600 — Painting
Plans: 71,54
Worldwide Number: 164876
Paperbound $35.00    

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