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Paolo Veneziano: Art & Devotion in 14th-Century Venice (Hardcover)


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The foremost Venetian painter of the fourteenth century, Paolo Veneziano is regarded as the founder of the Venetian school of painting. Active from 1333 to 1358, Veneziano practiced his art within a culture enriched by Venice’s maritime economy, with materials and techniques coming to his native city from Byzantium, Africa, Persia, and Asia. His workshop received prestigious commissions from Venice and beyond, many of them for elaborate altarpieces composed of painted panels within intricately carved gilt-wood frames.

This volume, published by the Frick Collection in association with Paul Holberton Publishing, reunites, for the first time, the dispersed components of two of the rare surviving altarpieces and presents them alongside contemporaneous objects in various media. In doing so, it demonstrates how Veneziano’s innovative and visually rich work engaged with fourteenth-century advances in manuscript illumination, ivory carving, textile production, and metalwork. 

About the Author

John Witty is the 2018–20 Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow at the Frick Collection in New York. 

Laura Llewellyn is associate curator of Renaissance paintings at the National Gallery in London.

Praise For…

"Excellent catalogue."
— Los Angeles Times

"An in-depth look at the foremost Venetian painter of the Fourteenth Century, regarded as the founder of the Venetian school of painting."
— Antiques and the Arts
Product Details
ISBN: 9781911300953
ISBN-10: 1911300954
Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
Publication Date: August 31st, 2021
Pages: 168