Paolo Veronese and the Practice of Painting in Late Renaissance Venice

By Diana Gisolfi


Written by a group of highly respected art historians, the fifth edition of this classic book now features full-colour artworks throughout, new chapter introductions, examinations of key ideas, and other helpful pedagogical support.

Emphasizing the vitality of 19th-century art, the authors demonstrate how paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings by David, Géricault, Turner, Homer, Cassatt, Rodin, Van Gogh and many others remain relevant today. Using evocative and lucid prose, the authors reveal how concerns about class and gender, race and ethnicity, modernity and tradition, and popular and elite culture – ideas that arose in the course of the 19th century – motivated artists and propelled the movements under review.

352 pages
hardcover, colour illustrations