Józef Grabski
The Significance of Shape and Colour. Essays on Art, Mostly of the Italian Renaissance

  • Cracow 2016
  • 285 x 222 mm, laminated hardback
  • 423 pages, 485 colour and b&w illustrations
  • ISBN 978-83-89831-27-9

‘ […] the studies presented here offer in many aspects a new and deepened view of the Italian Renaissance. They combine a stylistic and iconographic analytical procedure with numerous facts or relevant connotations taken from the realm of cultural history and the history of ideas. In London, the art historians at the Courtauld Institute were traditionally characterized – though of course in a cum grano salis manner – as the “eye people”, those at the Warburg as the “mind people”. Grabski obviously belongs to both groups’.

From the Preface by Prof. Sergiusz Michalski




Amor-Pantheos by Donatello

Dignitas Figurae. Andrea Mantegna: the Relationship Between Sculpture and Painting

The Medals of the Polish Royal Family by G. M. Mosca (il Padovano) in the Former Collection of the Dukes d’Este in Modena

On the Relations Between the Portraits and Symbols in the Portrait Painting of Lorenzo Lotto: Portrait of a Young Man with a Lamp, Triple Portrait of a Goldsmith and Portrait of a Thirty-seven Years Old Man

The Portrait of Caterina Cornaro in Lorenzo Lotto’s Adoration of the Christ Child in the National Museum in Cracow

The Madonna della Rovere: Raphael in the Workshop of Pietro Perugino

The Lost Portrait of a Young Man (Attributed to Raphael) from the Collection of the Princes Czartoryski Family in Cracow. A Contribution to Studies on the Typology of the Renaissance Portrait

The Role of Portraiture in the Narrative and Religious Works of Sebastiano del Piombo: his Possible Self-Portraits and Artistic Dialogue with Michelangelo and Raphael

The Rhymes of Love of Paris Bordon: Visual Structures and Renaissance Poetry

Mundus amoris – amor mundus: Titian’s Allegory of Love in the Louvre

Victoria Amoris: Titian’s Venus of Urbino. A Commemorative Allegory of Marital Love

The Contribution of Collaborators in Titian’s Late Works

The Group of Paintings by Tintoretto in the Sala Terrena in the Scuola di San Rocco in Venice and their Relationship to the Architectural Structure

Angelo Caroselli’s Alchemical Painting in the Fondazione Roberto Longhi in Florence

On Seicento Painting in Naples: Some Observations on Bernardo Cavallino, Artemisia Gentileschi and Others

The Corsini Flagellation Group by Alessandro Algardi

“Perfectionis Vanitas”

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