The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance

The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance
With An Index To Their Works

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The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance by Bernard Berenson

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1909

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The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance
With An Index To Their Works

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work of art is the occasion. What I do wish to say is that unless it satisfies our tactile imagination, a picture will not exert the fascination of an ever-heightened reality; first we shall exhaust its ideas, and then its power of appealing to our emotions, and its "beauty" will not seem more significant at the thousandth look than at the first.

My need of dwelling upon this subject at all, I must repeat, arises from the fact that although this principle is important indeed in other schools, it is all-important in the Florentine school. Without its due appreciation it would be impossible to do justice to Florentine painting. We should lose ourselves in admiration of its "teaching," or perchance of its historical importance--as if historical importance were synonymous with artistic significance!--but we should never realise what artistic idea haunted the minds of its great men, and never understand why at a date so early it became academic.

[Page heading: GIOTTO AND VALUES OF TOUCH]

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This free e-book edition is the third edition and was first published in 1909, the first edition was first published in 1896. The same author also wrote a book 'The Venetian painters of the Renaissance', this book is also available for free online.

This book is well written and gives information about some of the best and most famous artist who ever lived, for example: Leonarde da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giotti, Ridolpho Ghirlandajo, Fra Filippo Lippi, and more. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in art history.

The contents of this book:

THE FLORENTINE PAINTERS OF THE RENAISSANCE 1

INDEX TO THE WORKS OF THE PRINCIPAL
FLORENTINE PAINTERS 95

INDEX OF PLACES 189

The index to the works of the principal Florentine artist is in alphabetical order, it also mentions where the piece of art was at the time the author wrote this book (in 1909). Some of the works will be no longer in the place mentioned in this book.

The index of places at the end of the book is a list of art works and where they were in 1909. This list is alphabetical. Works of art are mentioned under the name of the artist.