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The Renaissance period of art history is celebrated for some of the greatest paintings humanity has ever seen. At the National Gallery Shop, we are pleased to offer a number of books on Renaissance art and the artists at the forefront of this period. 

Renaissance is a French term and is today aligned with a period of 15th century art and 16th century art where practitioners reconnected with classical art and learning, and a number of artists from this period are held in the highest esteem today. The likes of Jan Van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael and Titian all emerged during the Renaissance period. 

Our selection of art history and Renaissance books cover the story and works of Raphael, written by Christof Thoenes, as well as a comprehensive history of Italian Painting from 1250 to 1500.  

Our range of books on Renaissance art also includes a title from the ‘A Closer Look’ series, with a focus on Saints in art by Erika Langmuir.  

These books are the ideal gift for anybody with an interest in Renaissance art, or as a souvenir from a visit to the National Gallery. With a wealth of information and insight available, a Renaissance art book from the National Gallery Shop is a worthwhile purchase for anybody with an interest in this chapter of art history. 

Be sure to browse through the various ranges of art books we have available. This includes our Impressionism and Post-Impressionism titles, exhibition catalogues and gallery guides

 

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