The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance , ©2012
The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance : art for the early Tudors / edited by Cinzia Maria Sicca and Louis A. Waldman.
- New Haven : Yale Center for British Art and The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art : ©2012.
- Physical Description:
- x, 414 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
- Reference LibraryN6921.F7 A39 2012 (LC)Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- This book originated in a conference, entitled "Henrici-Medici: Artistic Links between the Early Tudor Courts and Medicean Florence," that took place on September 19-21, 2007, at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Under the rule of Henry VII (r. 1485-1509) England became a powerful nation. The Tudor court sought to express its worldliness and political clout through major artistic commissions, employing Florentine sculptors and painters to create lavish new interiors, suitable for entertaining foreign dignitaries, for its royal palaces. These were exemplified by Henry VIII's palace of Nonsuch, so named because no other palace could match its magnificence. Italian sculpture, painting, and tapestries of the day reflected an interest in portraiture and dynastic monuments, epitomized in England by the royal tomb projects created by Baccio Bandinelli, Benedetto da Rovezzano, and Pietro Torrigiani. Generously illustrated throughout, The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance traces the artistic links between Medicean Florence and Tudor England through essays by an international team of scholars and explores how the language of Florentine art effectively expressed England's political aspirations and rose to prominence as a new international courtly style"--Provided by publisher.
- Subject Terms:
- Art -- Political aspects -- England -- History -- 16th century.Art -- Political aspects -- England -- History -- To 1500.ART / European.ART / History / Renaissance.Art, Italian -- Italy -- Florence.Art, Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence.Henry VII, King of England, 1457-1509 -- Art patronage.Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 -- Art patronage.HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.HISTORY / Europe / Italy.