Imagine yourself at Florence High in 1512 and you need a senior portrait for the yearbook. Who you gonna call? Michelangelo, perhaps, or Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Correggio … Not if you wanted the best because all those guys looked up to Andrea del Sarto as the most innovative, talented draftsman/painter in the city. Due to some shoddy biographies, Andrea’s reputation took a hit over the centuries, but this stunningly illustrated project looks beneath the surface of the paintings to reveal his drawings, his cartoon lines, and a sense of his working process—the powers that be now have just what they need to put him back at the top tier of masters.
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