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Author Standring, Timothy J., 1950- author.

Title Castiglione : lost genius / Timothy J. Standring and Martin Clayton.

Publication Info. [London] : Royal Collection Trust, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Castiglione,G STA    Available
Description 175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 27 x 29 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition of works from the Royal Collection held at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, November 1, 2013-March 16, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-171) and index.
Contents Youth: Genoa, 1609-c.1630 -- Development: Rome, c.1630-c.1637 -- Maturity: Genoa and Rome, c.1637-1652 -- Recognition: Genoa, 1652-1659 -- Last years: Mainly Genoa and Mantua, 1659-1664.
Summary "Painter and printmaker Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609--64) was one of the most technically superb and innovative artists of the Italian Baroque. Although he is best known for his evocative etchings that reveal a mastery of light to rival that of Rembrandt and Van Dyck, he also redefined the drawing and printmaking genres through the introduction of his monotyping technique and was among the first to conceive of the oil sketch as a finished work. Sadly, Castiglione's prolific artistic output has been largely overshadowed by his turbulent character and troubled private life. With this lavishly illustrated biography, leading Castiglione scholar Timothy J. Standring and curator Martin Clayton and seek to restore to prominence this forgotten master of the Italian Baroque. Drawing on extensive new research into court records and other documents of the time, Standring and Clayton have reconstructed the artist's life, from his arrest for murder that led to the estrangement of his contemporaries and the loss of valuable patrons to his eventual decision to flee the region. The story of Castiglione's life and important new discoveries about his art are presented here alongside one hundred brilliant reproductions of his oil sketches ..."-- Publisher description.
Subject Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto, 1609-1664 -- Exhibitions.
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Great Britain -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Clayton, Martin, 1967- author.
Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto, 1609-1664. Works. Selections.
Queen's Gallery (London, England), host institution.
Added Title Lost genius
ISBN 9781905686773 (hbk.)
1905686773 (hbk.)
9781909741270 (paperback)
1909741272 (paperback)

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