Paolo Veneziano - The art of painting in 14th century Venice

Paolo Veneziano - Publisher Holberton - Hardcover - 168 pages - Text in English - Published in 2021

The foremost Venetian painter of the fourteenth century, Paolo Veneziano (act. 1333-58) is regarded as the founder of the Venetian school of painting.

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Model 9781911300953
Artist Paolo Veneziano
Author Laura Llewellyn, John Witty
Publisher Holberton
Format Hardcover
Number of pages 168
Language English
Dimensions 290 x 250
Published 2021
Weight 1.1
Museum J. Paul Getty Museum,Frick Collection

In reuniting for the first time the dispersed components of two of his rare surviving altarpieces and presenting them alongside contemporaneous objects, this book and the exhibition it accompanies - at the J. Paul Getty Museum (2021) and the Frick Collection (2022) - will demonstrate how his innovative and visually rich work engaged with fourteenth-century advances in manuscript illumination, ivory carving, textile production, and metalwork.

Paolo Veneziano (act. 1333-58) practiced his art within a culture enriched by Venice's maritime economy, with materials and techniques coming to his native city from Byzantium, Africa, Persia, and Asia. His workshop received prestigious commissions in Venice and beyond, many of them for elaborate altarpieces composed of painted panels within intricately carved gilt-wood frames.


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