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Description - European Art of the Fourteenth Century by Sandra Baragli

In the fourteenth century, Europe was a place ravaged by the effects of war and famine and then devastated by the Black Death. These multiple crises lead to a widespread mystical religiosity, which emphasised both ecstatic joy and extreme suffering. This in turn inspired the creation of some of the most magnificent religious art of the period, from depictions of the Crucifixion, to the martyrdom of saints. The ever growing literate elite also created demand for secular art, from magnificent portraits, to lavishly illuminated manuscripts. "European Art in the Fourteenth Century" highlights the most important artists, works, concepts and theories of the period, accompanied by 400 full-colour illustrations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892368594
ISBN-10: 0892368594
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 133mm x 24mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sandra Baragli

Sandra Baragli has had numerous articles published in respected art journals Medioevo and Stile Arte.