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Zuffi, Stefano 1961-

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Gods and heroes in art by Lucia Impelluso( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classical guide to the role both Greek and Roman mythology played in European art during the Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical ages. Includes more than four hundred illustrations
Saints in art by Rosa Giorgi( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""What does this mean? Who are these people?"" "Questions like these are often asked by visitors to museums. Today, it is often easier to understand abstract art than it is to understand the meaning of an altarpiece that portrays a seminaked young man shot with arrows; a monk with an axe in his head; a beautiful girl with a wheel in her hand; or another who carries her eyes on a plate." "From Agatha to Zeno, this book presents the images and attributes of more than one hundred saints, those most frequently encountered in sacred art, history and legend, tradition and devotional literature. Lavishly illustrated, this book introduces the saints with their identifying attributes, notes on their lives and martyrdoms, and visual references that make it easy to identify their characters and legends and the forms of worship for each."--Jacket
Angels and demons in art by Rosa Giorgi( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and German and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated volume analyzes artists' representations of angels and demons and heaven and hell from the Judeo-Christian tradition and describes how these artistic portrayals evolved over time. As with other books in the Guide to Imagery series, the goal of this volume is to help decode the symbolic meanings in the masterworks of Western Art. The first chapter traces the development of images of the Creation and the Afterworld from descriptions of them in the scriptures through their evolution in later literary and philosophical works. The following two chapters examine artists' depictions of the two paths that humans may take, the path of evil or the path of salvation, and the punishments or rewards found on each. A chapter on the Judgment Day and the end of the world explores portrayals of the mysterious worlds between life and death and in the afterlife. Finally, the author looks at images of angelic and demonic beings themselves and how they came to be portrayed with the physical attributes-wings, halos, horns, cloven hooves-with which we are now so familiar
Old Testament figures in art by Chiara De Capoa( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the Middle Ages, sacred Christian art had two objectives: to express veneration for God and to provide illustrative lessons on the Christian faith to a largely illiterate population. Continuing in the spirit of the other books in this series, Old Testament Figures in Art compiles entries on key figures and events in the Old Testament, beginning with the Pentateuch, then drawing from the historical books, the books of wisdom and poetry, and, finally, the prophetic books
Gospel figures in art by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In viewing the great works of sacred Western art, many people find difficulty in understanding the stories and identifying the figures portrayed in them. This informative guide decodes these often-mysterious scenes and reveals a vibrant world of images from the Christian tradition for museum visitors, students, and art enthusiasts alike
Art in Venice by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the art and architecture of Venice in chronological order, from Byzantine to Romanesque styles, Gothic, Renaissance, 18th Century and Venetian Art in the 20th Century
How to read Italian Renaissance painting by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuffi reveals the world of the Renaissance masters in a new and rich light. Each spread uses an important painting as a way to explain a key concept. Includes brief biographies of the major artists, provided an accessible introduction to the art and culture of the Italian Renaissance
European art of the sixteenth century by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sixteenth century the humanist values and admiration for classical antiquity that marked the early Renaissance spread from Italy throughout the rest of the continent, resulting in the development of a number of local artistic styles in other countries. Artists were highly valued and richly compensated during this period, with many receiving lucrative commissions from papal, royal, and private patrons. Among the sixty artists whose works are presented in this volume are towering figures of Western art such as Michelangelo, Raphael, El Greco, and Titian. Venetian painters led the way, as oil on canvas supplanted fresco as the most popular medium. Italian Mannerists, such as Pontormo, deviated from classical forms, creating figures with elongated proportions and exaggerated poses. In countries that experienced the Protestant Reformation, such as England, many artists turned to portraiture and other secular subjects. This second volume in the Art through the Centuries series is divided into three sections that discuss the important people, concepts, and artistic centers of this innovative period. Important facts are summarized in the margins of each entry, and key facets of the illustrations are identified and discussed
The Etruscans : art, architecture, and history by Federica Borrelli( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning in the eighth century B.C., the splendid civilization of the Etruscans spread out across the vast area of central Italy that extends from the edges of the Po Valley to the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Although their geographic and linguistic origins remain controversial, the Etruscans were deeply rooted in the region and developed a bread network of commercial and artistic trade throughout the Mediterranean. They created unforgettable works in gold, paintings, and sculpture in terra-cotta and bronze, while importing extraordinary painted vases from Greece. Ancient necropolises survive to this day, scattered among the provinces of Emilia, Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria: at the seashore, carved into tufa, clinging to cliff walls, or buried beneath fields, often characterized by a diverse, distinctive architecture. From these cities of the dead, dazzling evidence continues to emerge of a culture that was rich, multifaceted, open, and peaceful - a culture destined to merge with Rome after centuries of independence."--Jacket
Rembrandt by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of Rembrandt, through more than 300 colour reproductions of his paintings which are documented and placed in their social and historical context. This book is one of a series which explores art from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th century
Dürer by Albrecht Dürer( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and French and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life of the artist and his works - Analyses the masterpieces - Explains the social and historical context of his paintings and his response to the challenges of the Italian Renaissance
European art of the fifteenth century by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influenced by a revival of interest in Greco-Roman ideals and sponsored by a newly prosperous merchant class, fifteenth-century artists produced works of astonishingly innovative content and technique. The International Gothic style of painting, still popular at the beginning of the century, was giving way to the influence of Early Netherlandish Flemish masters such as Jan van Eyck, who emphasized narrative and the complex use of light for symbolic meaning. Patrons favored paintings in oil and on wooden panels for works ranging from large, hinged altarpieces to small, increasingly lifelike portraits. This beautifully illustrated guide analyzes the most important people, places, and concepts of this early Renaissance period, whose explosion of creativity was to spread throughout Europe in the sixteenth century
Titian by Titian( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life and work of sixteenth-century Italian artist Titian; provides analyses of his masterpieces; discusses the historical and social context in which he painted; and includes over three hundred color reproductions of his art
Ancient Rome : art, architecture and history by Ada Gabucci( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rome continues to be a solid, tangible, and monumental expression of a legend. It is the eternal city where all roads of the ancient world converged, and has been the model for the very concept of a universal empire through the millennia. Through art, architecture, and urban planning, the empire expanded with an exceptional synthesis of technology, politics, law, and propaganda, conquering Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East. Accompanied by the masterpieces and memories of illustrious figures, we follow the arc of a city and a civilization from its beginnings to its height and fall, leafing through pages of history from the various eras. Rome was the final act of antiquity, and a dramatic conception of a new world."--Jacket
Color in art by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art historian Zuffi surveys color throughout (mostly Western) art history while sharing entertaining stories about the range of moods and meanings that color can convey in art
The cat in art by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost from the beginning of art, humans have portrayed cats. Throughout history, cats have been a beautiful vessel for symbolic meanings, ranging from dark unruly sensuality to perfect domestic tranquillity. This book contains 170 paintings by Van Eyck, Raphael, Leonardo, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Chardin, Manet, Picasso, and other artists
Art 123 : count from 1 to 12 with great works of art by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple, rhyming text invites the reader to count from one to twelve and more, while illustrations introduce works of art by such masters as Gainsborough, Van Gogh, and Matisse
Love and the erotic in art by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a romp through the portrayal of love and sexuality in art. The book surveys Western artworks illustrating more or less explicitly delicate or amorous subjects
Discovering Caravaggio : the art lover's guide to understanding symbols in his paintings by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautifully reproduced masterpieces showcase Caravaggio's genius in a unique, highly educational, and enjoyable format. Published to coincide with an exhibition at Rome's Scudrie del Quirinale on the four hundredth anniversary of Caravaggio's death, this magnificent book reproduces fifty of his most important works from great museums around the world. Each work is accompanied by a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects of each painting and features captions that highlight the most important details or subtle symbolism embedded in a painting. Called the most famous painter in Rome during his lifetime, Caravaggio is credited with bringing realism to painting, refining the technique of chiaroscuro, and inspiring the rise of the baroque. Among the masterpieces included are Boy with a Basket of Fruit, Bacchus, John the Baptist, Medusa, Judith Beheading Holofernes, Amor Victorious, Ecce Homo and The Flagellation of Christ
Vermeer by Stefano Zuffi( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and French and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtually unknown until the 19th century, Jan Vermeer is now considered one of the great Dutch artists, celebrated for his radiant, naturalistic light. The book presents Vermeer's life and works within the cultural, social, and political context of their time
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Gods and heroes in art
Alternative Names
Stefano Zuffi historiador del arte italiano

Stefano Zuffi historien de l'art italien

Stefano Zuffi Italiaans kunsthistoricus

Stefano Zuffi Italian art historian

Stefano Zuffi storico dell'arte italiano

Zuffi, Stefano

Zufi, Stefano.

Дзуффи, Стефано 1961-

추피, 스테파노 1961-

ズッフィ, ステファノ


English (204)

Italian (9)

French (4)

German (3)

Polish (1)

Saints in artAngels and demons in artOld Testament figures in artGospel figures in artArt in VeniceHow to read Italian Renaissance paintingEuropean art of the sixteenth centuryThe Etruscans : art, architecture, and history