From Dürer to Van Dyck
Client: V&A Publishing, 2020
Authors: Mark Evans with Elania Pieragostini
Hardback | 256pp | 250 x 275 mm
Developed as part of a major exhibition due to open at the V&A in May 2020, this book was completed just before the first lockdown of the pandemic. Sadly, the exhibition in its full extent was never opened to the public; however, I am proud to have had the chance to bring such beautiful works to life on the page.
Spanning the period 1450–1640, this volume highlights, for the first time, the intellectual breadth and artistic quality of the Renaissance watercolour, a major art form which reached as far afield as the New World and the court of the Mughal emperor.
‘spectacularly good – cogent and beautiful in equal measure.’ Edmund de Waal
‘The book stands as a wide-ranging history of the intimate art form that the proposed exhibition was to celebrate and as an immensely valuable and rather beautiful testament to it’ Christopher Baker, The Burlington Magazine, February 2021