Drawing on the National Gallery's comprehensive collection of religious images, A Closer Look: Saints explains the importance of saints and their role in the history of European painting. Erika Langmuir underlines the fundamental importance of saints in many of the National Gallery's paintings and, using examples of works by Raphael, Durer, and Crivelli, among others, explains the sometimes puzzling conventions for identifying saints by their attributes. She also describes how saints became part of the institutions of ...

A Closer Look: Saints 2010, National Gallery London, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781857094657

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