Portraits of the Renaissance
Memling, Van Eyck, Antonello da Messina, Raphael, Holbein, Titian, Leonardo... these are the greatest names of the Renaissance which symbolize the ultimate in artistic achievement. Whether Italian, Flemish, or German, all were masters of the portrait, a style that was popular and much appreciated during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The genius of these artists allowed them to overcome the limits of the genre and inscribe the art of portraiture into the universal history of mankind. Sharply focused, spectacularly reproduced in an extraordinarily large format volume, and featuring meticulously researched illustrations, this beautiful book is the first of it's kind to shed light on some of the most familiar images in art history.