Battle of the Nudes: Pollaiuolo's Renaissance Masterpiece
Shelley R. LangdaleISBN: 0940717735;
Book DescriptionThis book celebrates Antonio Pollaiuolois famous engraving, the Renaissance masterpiece Battle of the Nudes. Related works in other media reveal the context in which it was created. The study of early Italian engraving has long been a thorny one, dogged by lack of secure dates and documentation for most prints, as well as complicated attribution issues. Shelley Langdale reexamines Pollaiuolois masterpiece in light of recent research and assembles crucial watermark and collectiondocumentation. Antionio del Pollaiuolo (1431-1498) was a renowned Florentine painter, sculptor, draftsman, and goldsmith who was particularly admired for his dynamic and expressive portrayal of the human figure. He carried out a wide range of projects, but a relatively small number of his works survive, and he is perhaps most widely known for his magnificent engraving, Battle of the Nudes. The Cleveland Museum of Artis unique first state of the Battle of the Nudes has long...
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