The Central Italian Painters of the Renaissance

The Central Italian Painters of the Renaissance

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The Central Italian Painters of the Renaissance

The Central Italian Painters of the Renaissance

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Twelve years and more have passed since this book first went to the press. At that time the painters of Central Italy still lay under the hard ban of Academic judgment, and Messrs. Crowe and Cavalcaselle's sawdusty appreciations. It is different now. Book after book has appeared on Sienese art, not only in English but in German and French. Even Umbrian painting is being studied for its own wild-herb taste, and not merely in its Florentine phases, as in Signorelli and Perugino.

I venture, therefore, in this edition, to insert lists of works by painters not mentioned in the first. They would have frightened the student, even if I had then been prepared to publish them. I was not. Of some I knew enough to feel sure that much more must be ascertained before one had anything like an adequate notion of their character and activity. Of others I had not even heard. Most of them, it is true, had been treated by Crowe and Cavalcaselle, but so briefly or so vaguely as to attract no interest.

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