Claire Van Cleave (History of Art, 1989)
A beautifully designed selection of the finest Italian Renaissance drawings from the British Museum, the Louvre and other French public collections, giving remarkable insight into the creative processes of some of the greatest artists in history. The main body of the book showcases 112 of the finest drawings by more than 40 Italian Renaissance masters, including Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli, Raphael and Andrea del Sarto, accompanied by a concise sketch of the life and work of each artist. Arranged chronologically, they reveal stylistic and geographical trends as well as personal interactions between the artists themselves, and provide an extraordinary insight in to the artistic world of renaissance Italy.
Claire Van Cleave is a writer and lecturer on Renaissance art and specialist on the drawings of Luca Signorelli. She is currently researching a book on Americans living in Florence in the late 19th and 20th century.
For more information about this book please visit the British Museum website.