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Sharing Images
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Sharing Images

Renaissance Prints Into Ceramic And Bronze


144 Pages, 8.625 x 10

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $39.99 (US $39.99) (CA $53.99)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9781848222649

Rights: US, CA & CN

Lund Humphries (Apr 2018)

Price: $39.99


This book is the first full-length study into the multifarious influence of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze. Focusing on designs by major artists such as Andrea Mantegna, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Parmigianino, and Albrecht Dürer, the book tells the story of how printed images were transmitted, transformed, and translated onto ceramics and small bronze reliefs, creating a shared visual canon across artistic media and geographical boundaries. Prized by princes and popes, and collected by scholars and diplomats, brightly painted maiolica and minutely crafted bronze reliefs are among the most beautiful and intriguing objects produced in the period. They are also among the least familiar, even to lovers of early modern art. Although seemingly unrelated and usually exhibited in isolation, ceramics and bronzes are in fact bound by the complex network of connections they share with prints and illustrated books. Sharing Images provides a comprehensive introduction to different aspects of the phenomenon, from the role of 15th-century prints and the rediscovery of ancient art to the importance of illustrated books and the artistic exchanges between Italy and northern Europe.


"This book is the first to explore the impact of 'high' on 'decorative' art, with remarkable examples of designs by Mantegna, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Raphael, Michelangelo." —ALDO SCARDINELLI, The Art Newspaper

Author Biography

Jamie Gabbarelli is the Andrew W. Mellon curatorial fellow in Old Master Prints at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He has published articles on Renaissance printmaking in Print Quarterly, Delineavit & Sculpsit, and the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin. A forthcoming article will be published in the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes in 2017. He has contributed catalog entries to Francesco Vanni: Art in Late Renaissance Siena (Yale University Press: 2013), Marcantonio Raimondi, Raphael and the image multiplied (Manchester University Press: 2016), and The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy (LACMA: 2018). He holds an MA from the Warburg Institute, and a PhD in Art History and Renaissance Studies from Yale University.