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Sienese Painting Timothy Hyman

Sienese Painting By Timothy Hyman

Sienese Painting by Timothy Hyman

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An overview of the golden age of Sienese painting from 1278 to 1477. This study looks at the defining characteristics - rich colour and spatial inventiveness - in panel painting, frescoes and manuscript illumination, and provides visual analysis combined with discussion of social contexts.

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Sienese Painting: The Art of a City-Republic (1278-1477) by Timothy Hyman

For two centuries, the city-republic of Siena was home to a brilliant succession of painters who produced some of the greatest masterpieces of all time. This overview is an essential introduction to this extraordinary artistic tradition. Taking a broadly chronological approach, it moves from the fourteenth-century Siena of Duccio, Simone Martini and the Lorenzetti brothers, to the fifteenth-century city of Sassetta and Giovanni di Paolo.

Perceptive visual analysis of the distinctive styles and conventions of Sienese painting is combined with clear explanations of traditional techniques such as fresco and tempera. The works are also placed in their social and religious context through discussion of Siena's system of government, its civic consciousness, the importance of the Franciscan movement and the cults of local saints.

An accomplished writer as well as a practising artist, Timothy Hyman brings breadth of knowledge and experience to this extensively illustrated book, brilliantly conveying his personal enthusiasm for Sienese art.

Sienese Painting Reviews

'Required reading for anyone visiting the city' - The Spectator
'A work of enthralled advocacy' - Tom Lubbock, The Evening Standard

About Timothy Hyman

Timothy Hyman is well known both as a writer on art and a painter. He was elected a Royal Academician in 2011 and is an honorary research fellow at University College London. He has exhibited widely and his work is in many public collections, including the British Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Deutsche Bank Collection. He was lead curator of Tate's major Stanley Spencer retrospective exhibition and has written a pioneering monograph on Bhupen Khakhar. His articles have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement and the London Magazine, and he is the author of Bonnard and Sienese Painting, both published by Thames & Hudson.

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Sienese Painting: The Art of a City-Republic (1278-1477) by Timothy Hyman
Used - Very Good
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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