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Jules Lubbock

Jules Lubbock is a professor of art at the University of Essex.

The Invention of Painting

Jules Lubbock, 31 October 2002

Giovanni Pisano and Giotto are widely recognised as the founders of Renaissance sculpture and painting, and Brunelleschi of Renaissance architecture, but it was Leon Battista Alberti (1404-72) who established the theoretical framework within which those arts have since been practised. He interpreted them in two great books, De Pictura (‘On Painting’) of 1435 and De Re...

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