Sofonisba Anguissola: Portrait of a Lady in White Satin

Marco Tanzi
Mandragora, 2024
Hardback and ebook, 96 pages, 44 colour and 1 black and white illustrations
Italian/English

In this publication, Professor Marco Tanzi, a leading authority on 16th- and 17th-century Cremonese painting, delves into Sofonisba Anguissola’s enigmatic Portrait of an Unknown Noblewoman. Tanzi presents a thorough analysis of the portrait by unravelling Anguissola’s early artistic style, cultivated both in Cremona and at the court of King Phillip II in Spain. Departing from the conventional narratives around Anguissola, which are often rooted in a somewhat fictionalised biography of the artist, this book provides a fresh and factual perspective, highlighting her diverse artistic production and the rich history behind this vibrant portrait.

In this publication, Professor Marco Tanzi, a leading authority on 16th- and 17th-century Cremonese painting, delves into Sofonisba Anguissola’s enigmatic Portrait of an Unknown Noblewoman. Tanzi presents a thorough analysis of the portrait by unravelling Anguissola’s early artistic style, cultivated both in Cremona and at the court of King Phillip II in Spain. Departing from the conventional narratives around Anguissola, which are often rooted in a somewhat fictionalised biography of the artist, this book provides a fresh and factual perspective, highlighting her diverse artistic production and the rich history behind this vibrant portrait.

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Sofonisba Anguissola: Portrait of a Lady in White Satin

Marco Tanzi
Mandragora, 2024
Hardback and ebook, 96 pages, 44 colour and 1 black and white illustrations
Italian/English

In this publication, Professor Marco Tanzi, a leading authority on 16th- and 17th-century Cremonese painting, delves into Sofonisba Anguissola’s enigmatic Portrait of an Unknown Noblewoman. Tanzi presents a thorough analysis of the portrait by unravelling Anguissola’s early artistic style, cultivated both in Cremona and at the court of King Phillip II in Spain. Departing from the conventional narratives around Anguissola, which are often rooted in a somewhat fictionalised biography of the artist, this book provides a fresh and factual perspective, highlighting her diverse artistic production and the rich history behind this vibrant portrait.

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Caravaggio’s Portrait of a Gentleman with a Ruff

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Titian, The Della Rovere Dynasty, & his Portrait of Guidobaldo II and his Son

Anne-Marie Eze, Matthew Hayes, Ian Kennedy and Ian Verstegen
2021

Vasari, Michelangelo & the Allegory of Patience

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2020