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Humfrey, Peter 1947-

Works: 220 works in 545 publications in 6 languages and 9,738 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogues raisonnés  Biography  Essays  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: ND621.V5, 759.5
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Most widely held works by Peter Humfrey
Painting in Renaissance Venice by Peter Humfrey( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Humfrey surveys the development of a distinctly Venetian artistic tradition from the middle years of the fifteenth century to the end of the sixteenth century. He discusses the work of Jacopo and Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto as well as the paintings of those less well known - such as the three Vivarini, Cima, Carpaccio, Palma Vecchio, Lorenzo Lotto and Jacopo Bassano. Humfrey analyses these painters' works in terms of their pictorial style, technique, subject matter, patronage and function. He also sets the art against the background of the political, social and religious conditions of Renaissance Venice, as outlined in his Introduction. The book includes an appendix that provides brief biographies of thirty-six of the most important painters active in Renaissance Venice
Titian by Peter Humfrey( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication presents a catalogue raisonné of the ouevre of an artist who has determined the history of art. It is aimed at both specialised readers and at a wider public
The altarpiece in Renaissance Venice by Peter Humfrey( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dosso Dossi : court painter in Renaissance Ferrara by Peter Humfrey( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For this exhibition, almost all the surviving paintings have been brought together; in the catalogue entries each one receives a fresh and comprehensive scholarly discussion. The catalogue also contains essays that describe Dosso's artistic career and the highly charged world of the court at Ferrara and that probe the visual poetry and subtle wit of his work. The illuminating results of an extensive campaign of technical examination, undertaken in connection with the exhibition, are discussed and illustrated in additional essays and in observations that accompany the catalogue entries throughout."--Jacket
Lorenzo Lotto : rediscovered master of the Renaissance by David Alan Brown( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition of 51 autograph paintings encompassing most of the genres in which Lotto excelled (devotional images, altarpieces, portraits and allegories). The publication consists of eight essays covering general biographical information, sources for Lotto's figures, the religious crisis in early sixteenth-century Italy, his relationships with patrons, symbolism in his works, his portraits, his frescoes, and his depiction of oriental carpets. These are followed by catalog entries of works exhibited, with each painting analyzed in detail including bibliographical references, information on provenance and a color illustration
Lorenzo Lotto by Peter Humfrey( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist emerges as one of the most engaging and distinctive personalities of Italian Renaissance art
The Cambridge companion to Giovanni Bellini( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Bellini was the dominant painter of Early Renaissance Venice and is today recognized as one of the greatest of all Italian Renaissance artists. Although he has been the subject of numerous scholarly studies, his art continues to pose intriguing problems. This volume brings together commissioned essays that focus on important topics and themes in Bellini's career. They include a consideration of Bellini's position in the social and professional life of early modern Venice; reassessments of his artistic relationships with his brother-in-law Mantegna, with Flemish painting, and with the 'modern style' that emerged in Italy around 1500; and explorations of Bellini's approaches to sculpture and architecture, and to landscape and color, elements that have always been recognized as central to his pictorial genius. The volume concludes with analyses of Bellini's constantly evolving pictorial technique and the procedures of his busy workshop
The altarpiece in Renaissance Italy by Jacob Burckhardt( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and French and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Altarpiece in the Renaissance by Martin Kemp( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cima da Conegliano by Peter Humfrey( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titian : the complete paintings by Peter Humfrey( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tiziano Vecellio, or Titian (c. 1488/90-1576), was one of the greatest and most influential painters not merely of the Italian Renaissance, but of the entire history of western art. His exceptionally long career was spent entirely in Venice, where he had established himself as leader of the local school by about 1516. But Titian's career was also remarkable for its international dimension, and his work for an array of Italian princes in the 1520s and '30s led in the 1540s to major commissions from the Emperor Charles V and Pope Paul III, and from their relatives and courtiers. In the last two decades of his life he worked chiefly for King Philip II of Spain. Titian was admired for the vividness of his numerous portraits and the dramatic power of his altarpieces and mythologies, but above all for his spectacular mastery of the medium of oil painting, evident in the sensuous richness of his palette and the poetic expressiveness of his brushstroke." "The present volume consists essentially of a catalogue containing some three hundred entries. Here basic factual information on each of Titian's works and summaries of the current state of scholarship are complemented by illustrations in colour. The catalogue is preceded by an introduction surveying the painter's life and career, tracing his stylistic development, and considering his legacy in the seventeenth century and beyond. Also included in the volume is the account of Titian's life by his first biographer, Giorgio Vasari, who accurately predicted his importance for future generations."--Jacket
Venice and the Veneto by Peter Humfrey( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides an account of the art and architecture of Venice and the principal cities of the Venetian mainland empire in the Renaissance, from 1450 to 1600. Thematically organized, it puts special emphasis on the relationship between art and the political, social, and religious institutions of the Venetian Republic. The creative achievements of major painters such as Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese and of major architects such as Sansovino and Palladia are viewed in the context of the particular needs and ideologies of individual and institutional patrons. Moreover, the distinctive character of Venice as an artistic center is complemented by the discussion of the art produced in the mainland cities of Padua, Treviso. Vicenza, Verona, Brescia, and Bergamo, all of which similarly used visual means to assert their own separate identities. An up-to-date account of the art of early modern Venice, with specially commissioned essays by a team of internationally known scholars, Venice and the Veneto is also lavishly illustrated, with black-and-white and color photographs."--Jacket
The age of Titian : Venetian renaissance art from Scottish collections by Peter Humfrey( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Painting in Renaissance Venice represents one of the most vital chapters in the entire history of European art. Its influence was due, above all, to the achievement of its dominant personality, Titian. But Titian was merely the greatest in a constellation of pictorial geniuses and extraordinary craftsmen, foremost among them Giovanni Bellini, Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo Bassano, Jacopo Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese and Alessandro Vittoria. All of these artists are represented here with works of superlative quality, many of which have never before been published. The paintings are complemented by examples of drawings, prints, sculpture and decorative arts from this period. This book examines not only the Golden Age of Venetian art but also the collectors who were responsible for bringing such works to Scotland."--Jacket
Carpaccio by Peter Humfrey( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Giovanni Battista Moroni : Renaissance portraitist by Peter Humfrey( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carpaccio : catalogo completo dei dipinti by Peter Humfrey( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reception of Titian in Britain : from Reynolds to Ruskin( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume comprises sixteen essays on the reception of Titian by British painters, collectors and critics in the long nineteenth century. The main focus falls on the first three decades of the century, in the aftermath of the exhibition of the celebrated Orléans collection in London in 1798-99. But the chronology extends from Reynolds and his contemporaries, around the time of the founding of the Royal Academy in 1768, to the more diverse and complicated reactions of the Victorian age, and even into the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher
La pittura veneta del Rinascimento a Brera by Peter Humfrey( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasgow Museums - the Italian paintings by Peter Humfrey( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dosso Dossi : pittore di corte a Ferrara nel Rinascimento by Peter Humfrey( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Painting in Renaissance Venice
TitianThe altarpiece in Renaissance VeniceDosso Dossi : court painter in Renaissance FerraraLorenzo Lotto : rediscovered master of the RenaissanceLorenzo LottoThe Cambridge companion to Giovanni BelliniTitian : the complete paintingsVenice and the Veneto
Alternative Names
Humphrey, Peter 1947-

Peter Humfrey Art Historian

Peter Humfrey Brits universitair docent (1947-)

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English (220)

Italian (35)

French (6)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)