The most extensive scholarly assessment of Giovanni Battista Moroni’s portraits in English to date, this essential volume accompanying the first major exhibition on the artist in the United States brings to light the innovation of one of the great portraitists of sixteenth-century Italy.
In-depth studies of Moroni’s most arresting portraits, together with a selection of complementary objects—jewelry, textile, armor, and other luxury items—evoke the material world of a Renaissance society at the crossroads of the Venetian Republic and Spanish-ruled Milan. Thirty-seven entries and two illuminating essays provide new insight into the artist and his sitters and reveal Moroni’s creativity in translating their world into paint.
Authors: Aimee Ng, Simone Facchinetti, and Arturo Galansino
Publisher: The Frick Collection in association with Scala Art Publishers, Ltd.
Hard and softcover, 9 1/2 x 11 inches., 244 pages, 147 color illustrations