Antico

The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes. Eleonora Luciano. Ausst'publikation. National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art 2011. Beiträge von Stephen J. Campbell, Davide Gasparatto et al. Englisch. 224 Seiten, 163 Abb. (davon 157 farbig und 6 s/w). 20,8 x 28,6 cm. 1,2 kg. Leinen mit Schutzumschlag. 9781907372278. art-20648
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This publication will be the only available English-language monograph to date on sixteenth-century sculptor Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi (c. 1455–-1528), who earned the nickname 'Antico' with his highly refined reductions of Greco-Roman antiquities.

His bronzes many of which were produced at the brilliant court of Isabella d'Este at Mantua –were remarkable for being meticulously cast and finely cleaned and finished, designed for close appreciation in the privacy of a courtly studio. His black patination and exquisite detailing, such as gilded hair and silver-inlaid eyes, are characteristic. Given Antico's importance for the history of sculpture, this book is a much needed resource in the field, presenting new scientific research and the results of technical studies undertaken at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

A series of essays places Antico's life, work and technique in a contextual framework useful for understanding his body of work. In addition to providing an overview of the artist's career, the catalogue will address key topics from his workmanship and craft to his relationship with the court of Mantua.