Carlo Crivelli

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Yale University Press, 2004 M01 1 - 558 pages
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Venetian artist Carlo Crivelli (c. 1430–1495) is a painter whose individuality of style and mastery of powerful line have fascinated many, but whose life and art have remained enigmatic. This absorbing book, drawing on extensive research in Venice and the Marches, the region of central Italy that Crivelli dominated artistically from 1468 until his death, examines his paintings in depth and traces the fundamental influences of the Vivarini, of Squarcione and Mantegna, and later of Flemish art.

Ronald Lightbown, eminent historian of Italian Renaissance art, interweaves stylistic and iconographical analysis of Crivelli’s work with historical and cultural background. The author uncovers the reasons that led patrons to choose the saints that figured in Crivelli’s altarpieces, discusses the initiations of new cults and the devising of an iconography for them, and demonstrates Crivelli’s independence from clerical dictation in the symbolism of his still-life pictures.

 

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Lots of great pictures and Lightbown goes into INCREDIBLE detail about each and every one of Crivelli's works. Got me through my master's thesis. Read full review

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In the first book in over a decade on early Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli (1430-95), Lightbown, (former curator, Victoria and Albert Museum) considers Crivelli by looking at his stylistic ... Read full review

Contents

The Marches in the Fifteenth
23
Images of Saints
24
Cultural Life Plague and Penance
31
Popular Cults Loreto
37
the Turkish Threat and
47
Conflicts within the Franciscan Order
53
Form Function and Imagery
67
the Virgin and Child
77
The Altarpiece for
283
Flowers in Crivelli Art Altarpieces
299
Collaboration with Vittore
313
The Ascoli Annunciation
323
interpretation and Symbolism
333
Life and Cult 339
359
Patronage of Fra Bernardino Ferretti
367
The I xrgin and Child in Macerata St Fraudi
379

Sts John the Baptist Laurence Sylvester Francis
87
Sts Catherine Lucy Anthony Abbot the Entombment
119
IS The Altarpiece for San Domenico in Fermo 1472
127
The Altarpiece for SantAgostino
139
Ascoli 1473 Sts John the Baptist Peter Paul Emidio
155
the Entombment
165
Sts Catherine
171
The San Diego Madonna and
185
The Lehman Virgin and Child the Ascoli Virgin
203
Beatified by Popular EnthusiasmJacopos Life
227
K The Altarpiece for the Small Altar
249
2S Camerino and the Varano Family
275
The Altarpiece for San Pietro di Mundio
391
The Altarpiece for the High Aitar
419
The Altarpiece for San Francesco
437
Saints Pietà
449
The Altarpiece Commissioned by Oradea
463
The Ottoni Altarpiece
473
Altarpiece of the Immaculate
489
Conclusion
501
Notes
509
Photograph Credits 342
542
Index to Works ot Crivelli
555
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Ronald Lightbown was Keeper of the Library and, later, Keeper of the Department of Metalwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, until 1989. He is the author of the standard works on Botticelli, Mantegna and Piero della Francesca.

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