Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter
of Renaissance Florence
Edited by Andrew Butterfield, with contributions by John K. Delaney, Charles Dempsey, Gretchen A.Hirschauer, Alison Luchs, Lorenza Melli, Dylan Smith, and Elizabeth Walmsley.
9.25 x 11.75 inches
384 pages, 279 color illustrations
Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435 – 1488) was one of the most versatile and inventive artists of the Italian Renaissance, creating works of unprecedented technical accomplishment and breathtaking beauty. He made art across media, from his spectacular sculptures and paintings to his work in goldsmithing, architecture, and engineering. His expressive, confident drawings provide a key point of contact between sculpture and painting.
Renowned as a teacher, he headed a vibrant workshop where he taught young artists who later became some of the greatest painters of the period, including Sandro Botticelli, Lorenzo di Credi, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pietro Perugino, and most famously, Leonardo da Vinci.
This beautifully illustrated book presents a comprehensive survey of Verrocchio’s art, spanning his entire career and featuring some fifty sculptures, paintings, and drawings, in addition to works he created with his students.
Through incisive scholarly essays, in-depth catalog entries, and magnificent illustrations, this volume shows why Verrocchio was among the most influential of all Florentine artists. Groundbreaking technical research by a distinguished team of conservators and scientists from the National Gallery of Art offers revelations about the techniques, materials, and artistic choices of this visionary Renaissance master.