Classic Art: An Introduction to Italian Renaissance by Heinrich Wölflinn

By Heinrich Wölflinn

Wolfflin's vintage paintings has performed greater than the other quantity to advertise an realizing of excessive Renaissance paintings. His interpretation of the sorts of Leonardo, Raphael, Fra Bartolommeo, Andrea del Sarto and Michelangelo should still set off a brand new iteration of paintings fanatics to examine the achievements of those artists with clean eyes.

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2z). "Vasan (ed. Milanesi, III, p. 297 Qf. the drawing 1 eonardo's School ;.. 1. , in Munich [Berenson No. 1 Piel ; Leonardo 36 ended up with the horse simply walking, the earlier projects for a sharp contrast of direction between the heads of horse and rider being quite significantly modified. Only the backward bend of the arm with the marshal's baton remained unaltered, since Leonardo wished to enrich the silhouette right-hand space behind the rider's back. 1 The and fill up the empty only source of information to us concerning the large battle-piece in the Florentine Council which Leonardo sought to turn in his Milanese studies to account, Chamber, and excellent plate.

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If he paints a battle, he s urpasses all others in the expression of unchained passions and tumultuou s movement, yet he can catch the most ten der emotion and e xpressio n. ing of m ost fleeting the fix 7 In single character heads he shows himself the most uncompromis- realists, and then suddenly he flings all that aside visions of ideal faces of almost unearthly beauty, which seem He reflections of an inner radiance. and loses himself in dreaming of sweet, soft smiles, discovered the painterly charm of the surfaces of things and yet he can think as a physicist and an anatomist.

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