Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Perino del Vaga for Michelangelo : The Spalliera of the Last Judgment in the Spada Gallery, Paperback / softback Book

Perino del Vaga for Michelangelo : The Spalliera of the Last Judgment in the Spada Gallery Paperback / softback

Edited by Barbara Agosti, Silvia Ginzburg

Paperback / softback

Description

In 1542 Pope Paolo III Farnese, with the approval of Michelangelo, commissioned to Perino del Vaga (1501-1547) a tapestry basement for the Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel (Vatican). The Spalliera was never completed, but its model, painted on canvas, was later acquired by cardinal Bernardino Spada to be placed in his roman palace (now Galleria Spada), where it was used in radically different fashion as a frieze, completed with parts by other artists. The book is the first in-depth study of this work and of its significance in Perino's artistic career, marked by an intense dialogue with Michelangelo's art.

It also explores the importance attributed by Michelangelo to decoration, apparently antithetical to the heroic dimension for which he is celebratedThe reception of the Spalliera by different artists is studied through a group of drawings deriving from it and lasting until the baroque age, as attested by Rubens.

Information

£28.00

£21.15

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Information