The Intellectual Life of the Early Renaissance Artist, Paperback

The Intellectual Life of the Early Renaissance Artist Paperback


Regarded as artisans and craftsmen in the early 15th century, painters and sculptors acquired new status as "artists" within little more than a hundred years.

Francis Ames-Lewis explores how Mantegna, da Vinci, Raphael, Durer and others gained intellectual respect and artistic autonomy from enlightened patrons by promoting the idea of the artist as a creative genius with a distinct identity and individuality.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 324 pages, 50 colour plates, 100 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: Renaissance art
  • ISBN: 9780300092950



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