"Taddeo and Federico - Artist-Brothers in Renaissance Rome" by . Brooks

Taddeo and Federico - Artist-Brothers in Renaissance Rome . Brooks

Getty Publications - (Yale)
Publication date:
07 Feb 2008
Getty Publications
144 pages: 300 x 247 x 16mm
95 full-colour & 60 b&w illustrations


During the late sixteenth-century, successful Italian artist Federico Zuccaro (c.1541-1609) created one of the period's most important series of drawings - twenty large sheets that depict the early life of his older brother Taddeo (1529-1566).Published in full for the first time, the series shows the trials, tribulations, and eventual triumph of Taddeo as a young artist striving for success in Renaissance Rome. Not only do the drawings contain charming details of the life of a struggling artist, they are also full of insights into the life of Federico himself.Presenting the drawings and accompanying poems in their historical and artistic context, as well as providing a valuable insight into the world of the Renaissance artist, this will become a much loved volume for art fans everywhere.

Julian Brooks is Associate Curator of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.