Description - Raphael Masterpieces of Art by Julia Biggs

The archetypal artist of the High Renaissance, Raphael is regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time. Particularly noted for his paintings of Madonna and Child, his art spanned religious and classical subjects and included a number of portraits and frescoes that are renowned for the excellent skill and grandeur they convey. This beautifully illustrated new book discusses Raphael's life as well as the themes, styles and techniques of his art, along with examples of his most famous works like The School of Athens, Sistine Madonna, The Triumph of Galatea and Transfiguration. AUTHOR: Julia Biggs (MA Cantab) is an independent researcher, writer, lecturer and tutor in art history. She specializes in Italian Renaissance art and theory, and the material culture of devotion in the early modern Jewish home. Julia has been a tutor and assessor with the Open College of the Arts, part of the University for the Creative Arts, since 2008 and is a member of the Association for Art History. She is a contributing writer to Art UK and through Renaissance Art History Cambridge, she runs courses, talks, study days and gallery visits in both the UK and Italy. SELLING POINTS: . The most famous and popular artworks from key artists and movements. . Accessible and succinct text, with captions. . Full-page reproductions on high-quality paper. . Ideal compact hardback gift format. 100 illustrations

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