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by David Alan Brown,National Gallery of Art (U. S.)


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Virtue and Beauty book. The catalogue, which accompanies an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, traces how the humanist praise of women influenced and enlivened their depiction.

Virtue and Beauty book. It also considers how meaningful costumes and settings were chosen. Works from outside Florence by such masters as Pisanello, Rogier van der Weyden, and Ercole Roberti shed additional light on the evolution of female portraiture during the century from c. 1440 to c. 1540.

David Alan Brown is Curator of Italian Renaissance Paintings at the . It is noted, however, that while Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and Mona Lisa.

David Alan Brown is Curator of Italian Renaissance Paintings at the National Gallery of Art. From Library Journal: Accompanying a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, this book is the first on the theme of female portraiture during the Renaissance. It is noted, however, that while Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and Mona Lisa upheld this ideal of virtue and beauty, they departed from the tradition of depicting women in elaborate dress that reflected social status in favor of a more personal, humanist interpretation of female portraiture.

Virtue & Beauty book. National Gallery of Art, Washington, . September 30, 2001-January 6, 2002. Author Biography: David Alan Brown is Curator of Italian Renaissance Paintings at the National Gallery of Ar. .

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David Alan Brown is Curator of Italian Renaissance Paintings at the National Gallery of Ar. This is a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in the portrayal of Renaissance women and the way they were regarded by the society of their time.

This is a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in the portrayal of Renaissance women and the way they were regarded by the society of their time. The essays and color plates are beautifully done and very informative, and it is a wonderful addition to my art library. I got a used book, which had been in a college library and is in excellent condition.

National Gallery of Art. Leonardo da Vinci, Ginevra de' Benci, c.Ginevra de' Benci the painter . 1474/1478. Ginevra de' Benci the painter has the power to do the sam. n that he can place in front of the lover the true likeness of one who is beloved, often making him kiss and speak to it. -Leonardo da Vinci. Flawless chalk-white skin, porcelain-fine features, and a reserved, somewhat impenetrable expression reflect the refinement of the 16-year-old Ginevra de' Benci. Young women of the time were expected to comport themselves with dignity and modesty. Virtue was prized and guarded, and a girl’s beauty was thought to be a sign of goodness.

It is now owned by National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and is.

It is now owned by National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and is currently the only painting by Leonardo in the Americas. A lady of the aristocratic class in 15th century Florence, Ginevra de' Benci was admired for her intelligence by Florentine contemporaries. She is the subject of one of only about 17 existing paintings attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Like other Florentine women of the period Ginevra has shaved off her eyebrows (this is also obvious in the Mona Lisa). Maybe her expression indicates she was not entirely happy regarding her forthcoming marriage.

"Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci". National Gallery of Art. Washington, . p. 28. Brown, David Alan (2003). Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women. Retrieved 5 June 2013. Carla Glori-Ugo Cappello:"Enigma Leonardo:decifrazioni e scoperte, Volume I" Cappello Publisher, Savona 2010, ISBN 978-88-96552-02-5, P. 93-300. For an unorthodox view on Ginevra de' Benci see Angelo Paratico Leonardo Da Vinci. Princeton University Press.

Virtue and Beauty : Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women. by David Brown and David Alan Brown. This beautifully illustrated and exquisitely designed volume of paintings, sculpture, medals, and drawings celebrates the extraordinary flowering of female portraiture, mainly in Florence, beginning in the latter half of the fifteenth century.

DAVID BROWN: Ginevra de’ Benci is an extraordinary painting, partly because it’s so rare. It’s a portrait of a young Florentine lady, the 16-year-old daughter of a banker who worked for the powerful Medici family

DAVID BROWN: Ginevra de’ Benci is an extraordinary painting, partly because it’s so rare. There are, by my count, only 19 paintings by Leonardo da Vinci in existence, because this many-sided genius’s numerous other interests left little time for his art. This was the first painting I had to deal with when I came to the National Gallery back in 1974. It’s a portrait of a young Florentine lady, the 16-year-old daughter of a banker who worked for the powerful Medici family. It was probably painted on the occasion of her marriage to a widower more than twice her age – a common occurrence at the time.

This beautifully illustrated and exquisitely designed volume of paintings, sculpture, medals, and drawings celebrates the extraordinary flowering of female portraiture, mainly in Florence, beginning in the latter half of the fifteenth century. Included are many of the finest portraits of women (and a few of men) by Filippo Lippi, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea del Verrocchio, and Leonardo da Vinci - whose remarkable double-sided portrait of Ginevra de' Benci, which departs notably from tradition, is the focus of special attention.

Comments: (3)

Mightdragon
This is a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in the portrayal of Renaissance women and the way they were regarded by the society of their time. The essays and color plates are beautifully done and very informative, and it is a wonderful addition to my art library. I got a used book, which had been in a college library and is in excellent condition. I’ll enjoy it for years to come
Beazezius
This is a lovely book. It's an exhibit catalogue, so don't expect an enormous amount of information- you're buying it for the images. It's worth it! The images are marvelous, and include excellent detail photos, and portraits on medals and coins, which don't immediately spring to mind when one thinks about portraits.
Gavidor
Love this book! Great seller!
Virtue & Beauty: Leonardo's Ginevra De' Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women download epub
History & Criticism
Author: David Alan Brown,National Gallery of Art (U. S.)
ISBN: 0894682857
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Natl Gallery of Art (September 1, 2001)
Pages: 236 pages