The Resource Giotto, the Arena Chapel frescoes, [edited by] Giuseppe Basile

Giotto, the Arena Chapel frescoes, [edited by] Giuseppe Basile

Label
Giotto, the Arena Chapel frescoes
Title
Giotto, the Arena Chapel frescoes
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Giuseppe Basile
Title variation
Arena Chapel frescoes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • The Arena Chapel is a small plain brick building in Padua whose interior is entirely covered with frescoes by Giotto, painted shortly after 1300 and still miraculously intact. Thirty-six large panels tell the stories of Joachim and Anna (the Virgin's parents), the Virgin Mary, and the life of Jesus from birth to resurrection; and on the entrance wall opposite the altar is a Last Judgment
  • These frescoes have always been seen as the starting point of Renaissance art, and are among its most famous masterpieces. In 1961-64 the paintings and their setting were cleaned and restored, but they are still threatened by dust from the surrounding streets, damp, movement of the building's structure, and chemical pollutants. As part of a continuing conservation campaign, between 1988 and 1991 they were thoroughly examined and recorded in minute detail
  • The results of this recording are now made available for the first time in their entirety. All the paintings are shown complete and in a series of details, many of them actual size, in which expressions and brush strokes speak out vividly across seven hundred years. The reproductions are printed in color to the highest standard. Accompanying texts provide the art-historical background, explain the narratives, and describe the frescoes' survival through the centuries
  • Giotto: The Arena Chapel Frescoes captures as never before the artist's supreme achievement in all its epoch-making power - his magisterial representation of weight and volume, his genius for storytelling, his compassion and his irresistible sense of drama. This is the definitive record of one of Western art's greatest treasures
Member of
Cataloging source
OrP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1266?-1337
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giotto
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Giotto - la Cappella degli Scrovegni
LC call number
ND623.G6
LC item number
A4 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Basile, Giuseppe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Giotto
  • Giotto
  • Giotto (di Bondone)
  • Giotto
  • Cappella degli Scrovegni nell'Arena (Padua, Italy)
  • Cappella degli Scrovegni nell'Arena (Padua, Italy)
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian
  • Mural painting and decoration, Gothic
  • Muurschilderingen
  • Kapellen (bouwkunst)
  • Bildband
  • Freskomalerei
  • Mural painting and decoration, Gothic
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian
  • Themes, motives
  • Padua
  • Italy
Label
Giotto, the Arena Chapel frescoes, [edited by] Giuseppe Basile
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Translated from the Italian: Giotto, la Cappella degli Scrovegni"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780500236673
Lccn
93060433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29417999
  • (OCoLC)ocm29417999
Label
Giotto, the Arena Chapel frescoes, [edited by] Giuseppe Basile
Publication
Note
"Translated from the Italian: Giotto, la Cappella degli Scrovegni"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780500236673
Lccn
93060433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29417999
  • (OCoLC)ocm29417999

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