Robert G. La France

Bachiacca
Artist of the Medici Court

2008, cm 22,5 x 30, xii-462 pp. con 144 tavv. f.t. di cui 64 a colori. Rilegato (Hardcover). English Text.

ISBN: 9788822257642

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Francesco d’Ubertino Verdi (1494-1557), nicknamed Bachiacca (also known as Bacchiacca), provided the Medici court and privileged Florentine patrons with opulent works of art that combined the figural inventiveness of Italian artists with lush northern European landscapes. This comprehensive study of Bachiacca’s work in all media explicates the artist’s distinctive, hybrid style and demonstrates that cosmopolitan tastes, not nationalist narratives, inspired the vibrant pictorial culture of Renaissance Florence. It includes a catalog and documentary appendices.

Robert G. La France
Robert G. La France studied Italian Renaissance art at Syracuse University in Florence and received a Ph.D. in the history of art from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He worked for three years as a research associate at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and is currently Curator of Pre-Modern Art at Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.