The Art of the Italian Renaissance

Impressive illustrations of works from every branch of the fine arts feature prominently in The Art of the Italian Renaissance, which not only explains various aspects of Renaissance art, but also invites readers to observe them closely ...

The Art of the Italian Renaissance

Author: Rolf Toman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783848008391

Page: 464

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A comprehensive and richly illustrated introduction to the Italian Renaissance

The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance

Dana E. Katz reveals how Italian Renaissance painting became part of a policy of tolerance that deflected violence from the real world onto a symbolic world.

The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance

Author: Dana E. Katz

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812240855

Page: 228

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Renaissance Italy is often characterized as a place of unusual tolerance and privilege toward Jews. Unlike England, France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal, the princely courts of early modern Italy, particularly Urbino, Mantua, and Ferrara, offered economic and social prosperity to Jews. When anti-Jewish hostilities created civic tumult in this region, secular authorities promptly contained the violence. Yet this written record tells only one part of the story. Pictures tell another. In The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance, Dana E. Katz reveals how Renaissance paintings and sculpture became part of a policy of tolerance that deflected violence to a symbolic status. While rulers upheld toleration legislation governing Christian-Jewish relations, they simultaneously supported artistic commissions that perpetuated violence against Jews. The economic benefits Jewish toleration supplied never outweighed the animosity toward Jews' participation in the Christian community. Katz examines how particular forms of visual representation were used to punish Jews symbolically for alleged crimes against Christianity, including host desecration, deicide, and ritual murder. The production of such imagery testifies to the distinctive Jewry policies employed in the northern Italian princedoms, republican Florence, and imperial Trent. The book provides new insights into famous masterworks by Andrea Mantegna, Paolo Uccello, and others, placing these paintings within a larger discourse that incorporates noncanonical, provincial works of art.

Art in Renaissance Italy

Innovative and scholarly, yet accessible and beautifully presented, this book is a definitive work on the Italian Renaissance. "Art mattered in the Renaissance," write the authors of this important book on Italian Renaissance art.

Art in Renaissance Italy

Author: John T. Paoletti

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856694399

Page: 576

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"Art mattered in the Renaissance... People expected painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual art to have a meaningful effect on their lives, " write the authors of this important new look at Italian Renaissance art. A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes thorough explanation into how and why works of art, buildings, prints, and other kinds of art came to be. This book discusses how men and women of the Renissance regarded art and artists as well as why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. It covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples -- each governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with its own political and social structures that inevitably affected artistic styles. Spanning more than three centuries, the narrative brings to life the rich tapestry of Italian Renaissance society and the art works that are its enduring legacy.

Collecting Art in the Italian Renaissance Court

This book presents a new perspective on the Italian Renaissance court by examining the circulation, collection and exchange of art objects.

Collecting Art in the Italian Renaissance Court

Author: Leah R. Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: 1108427723

Page: 326

View: 937

This book presents a new perspective on the Italian Renaissance court by examining the circulation, collection and exchange of art objects.

Italian Renaissance Art

Richly illustrated, and featuring detailed descriptions of works by pivotal figures in the Italian Renaissance, this enlightening volume traces the development of art and architecture throughout the Italian peninsula in the fifteenth and ...

Italian Renaissance Art

Author: Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118306074

Page: 288

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Richly illustrated, and featuring detailed descriptions of works by pivotal figures in the Italian Renaissance, this enlightening volume traces the development of art and architecture throughout the Italian peninsula in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A smart, elegant, and jargon-free analysis of the Italian Renaissance – what it was, what it means, and why we should study it Provides a sustained discussion of many great works of Renaissance art that will significantly enhance readers’ understanding of the period Focuses on Renaissance art and architecture as it developed throughout the Italian peninsula, from Venice to Sicily Situates the Italian Renaissance in the wider context of the history of art Includes detailed interpretation of works by a host of pivotal Renaissance artists, both well and lesser known

Virtue and Magnificence

Alison Cole explores these extraordinary courts, large and small, in the moment of their greatest brilliance, seeing them as the inheritors of a medieval courtly tradition, in contrast to Florence and Venice, whose model was ancient Rome.

Virtue and Magnificence

Author: Alison Cole

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780810927339

Page: 192

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Between the two splendid poles of Naples and Milan - the two great rival powers of Italy - were a cluster of duchies and princely courts, each with its own desire for fame. Like small jewels, these isolated towns and palaces glittered with artworks of the greatest virtuosity and remarkably innovative literature, music, and the sciences. In the service of their own magnificence, these great cities and tiny duchies gathered to themselves a remarkable collection of brilliant artists, poets, and scholars. The courts were the personal possessions of princes (including at least one woman); their task in the game of Italian politics was to maintain their status, wealth, and independence through skillful marriages, force of arms, strength of personality, and cultural power. Their aim as patrons of the arts and sciences was to enhance their prestige, their honor, and their glory. Alison Cole explores these extraordinary courts, large and small, in the moment of their greatest brilliance, seeing them as the inheritors of a medieval courtly tradition, in contrast to Florence and Venice, whose model was ancient Rome.

The Craft of Art

In this collection of nine essays some of the preeminent art historians in the United States consider the relationship between art and craft, between the creative idea and its realization, in Renaissance and Baroque Italy.

The Craft of Art

Author: Georgia Museum of Art

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820316482

Page: 243

View: 911

In this collection of nine essays some of the preeminent art historians in the United States consider the relationship between art and craft, between the creative idea and its realization, in Renaissance and Baroque Italy. The essays, all previously unpublished, are devoted to the pictorial arts and are accompanied by nearly 150 illustrations. Examining works by such artists as Michelangelo, Titian, Volterrano, Giovanni di Paolo, and Annibale Carracci (along with aspects of the artists' creative processes, work habits, and aesthetic convictions), the essayists explore the ways in which art was conceived and produced at a time when collaboration with pupils, assistants, or independent masters was an accepted part of the artistic process. The consensus of the contributors amounts to a revision, or at least a qualification, of Bernard Berenson's interpretation of the emergent Renaissance ideal of individual "genius" as a measure of original artistic achievement: we must accord greater influence to the collaborative, appropriative conventions and practices of the craft workshop, which persisted into and beyond the Renaissance from its origins in the Middle Ages. Consequently, we must acknowledge the sometimes rather ordinary beginnings of some of the world's great works of art--an admission, say the contributors, that will open new avenues of study and enhance our understanding of the complex connections between invention and execution. With one exception, these essays were delivered as lectures in conjunction with the exhibition The Artists and Artisans of Florence: Works from the Horne Museum hosted by the Georgia Museum of Art in the fall of 1992.

Art of the Italian Renaissance Courts

This series looks at artists and their work against the background of the social, political and historical world in which they worked, examining issues of race, class, gender and psychology.

Art of the Italian Renaissance Courts

Author: Alison Cole

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9780297833710

Page: 192

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The first major paperback original books on art in almost two decades, aimed at the general reader and students and reflecting the most recent developments in art history.

Italian Renaissance Art

Artists' chronologies are at the core of this text providing overviews of artists' careers with timelines of their activities and commentary on significant works.

Italian Renaissance Art

Author: Marilyn Bradshaw

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN:

Page: 360

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Focusing on select examples of Italian art spanning roughly four hundred years, Italian Renaissance Art: A Sourcebook explores contextual, explanatory information that is rarely part of general surveys of the period. Artists' chronologies are at the core of this text providing overviews of artists' careers with timelines of their activities and commentary on significant works. The book also uniquely incorporates numerous drawings, diagrams, and line arts as a means of allowing the reader to develop a fuller idea of the art of the period, Supporting the artists' chronologies are chapters devoted to historical notes and a glossary of terms, and concluding chapters offer in–depth information on select examples of Renaissance patrons and cities.

Art in Renaissance Italy 1350 1500

"Focuses primarliy on the social and historical context in which art was made and used"--Bibliographic essay (p. 326).

Art in Renaissance Italy  1350 1500

Author: Evelyn S. Welch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192842794

Page: 351

View: 943

"Focuses primarliy on the social and historical context in which art was made and used"--Bibliographic essay (p. 326).

Italian Renaissance Art

This book tells the story of art in the great cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice while profiling a range of other centers throughout Italy--including in this edition art from Naples, Padua, and Palermo.

Italian Renaissance Art

Author: Stephen J. Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500293348

Page: 722

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A new edition--now in two volumes--of the largest and most comprehensive textbook about Italian Renaissance art. Now in its second edition, Italian Renaissance Art presents an updated and even more accessible history. The book has been split into two volumes: the first, covering the period 1300 to 1510; the second, 1490 to 1600. The volumes retain the same innovative decade-by-decade structure as the first edition, and a number of chapters have been revised by the authors to reflect the latest scholarship. The coverage of the Trecento has been expanded, and a new appendix section explains all the key Renaissance art-making techniques, with illustrations and step-by-steps for such processes as lost-wax casting. This book tells the story of art in the great cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice while profiling a range of other centers throughout Italy--including in this edition art from Naples, Padua, and Palermo.

Quixotic Frescoes

Quixotic Frescoes delves into the politics of imitation, self-censorship, religious ideology expressed through the pictorial, as well as the gendering of art as reflected in Cervantes' work.

Quixotic Frescoes

Author: Frederick A. De Armas

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802090745

Page: 285

View: 801

Quixotic Frescoes delves into the politics of imitation, self-censorship, religious ideology expressed through the pictorial, as well as the gendering of art as reflected in Cervantes' work.

Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance Mannerist Art

Beginning with transitional Late Gothic artists such as Giotto, the biographies in The Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art trace the evolution of the new modes of artistic expression, from scientific naturalism and the ...

Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance   Mannerist Art

Author: Jane Turner

Publisher: Groves Dictionaries Incorporated

ISBN: 9781884446023

Page: 1881

View: 379

A two-volume work covering an extraordinary period in the history of art that produced some of the most famous artists of all time, including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Beginning with transitional Late Gothic artists such as Giotto, the biographies in The Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art trace the evolution of the new modes of artistic expression, from scientific naturalism and the development of linear perspective to the exploration of new secular themes derived from Classical literature and mythology. All three phases of Renaissance art are covers: early, high, and late (the latter period also known as Mannerist). Besides biographies on all types of artists, from [painters, illuminators, sculptors, and architects to printmakers and maiolica designers, patrons, and collectors, there are entries on styles, important art forms, cities, and in-depth surveys of all the fine and decorative art forms in Italy during the Renaissance and Mannerist periods.

Italian Renaissance Painting According to Genres

Maurizio Ghelardi's introductory essay analyzes Burckhardt's innovative treatment of his subject, establishing the importance of this text not only within Burckhardt's oeuvre but also within the continuum of art historical research.

Italian Renaissance Painting According to Genres

Author: Jacob Burckhardt

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892367368

Page: 235

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Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897) was one of the first great historians of culture and art. In his manuscript on the genres of Italian Renaissance painting-still unpublished in the original German and published here in English for the first time-Burckhardt assayed a transformative approach to the study of art history. Rather than undertaking a biographical or a chronological reading of artistic development, Burckhardt chose to read the source materials and extant works of the Italian Renaissance synchronically, by genre. Probably written between 1885 and 1893, this manuscript takes up twelve different categories of paintings, ranging from the allegorical to the historical, from the biblical to the mythological, from the glorification of saints to the denunciation of sinners. Maurizio Ghelardi's introductory essay analyzes Burckhardt's innovative treatment of his subject, establishing the importance of this text not only within Burckhardt's oeuvre but also within the continuum of art historical research.

Italian Renaissance Art

Profiles the lives and works of the most important and innovative Italian Renaissance artists.

Italian Renaissance Art

Author: Laurie Adams

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN:

Page: 420

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Profiles the lives and works of the most important and innovative Italian Renaissance artists.

Visualizing the Past in Italian Renaissance Art

A team of specialists addresses a foundational concept as central to early modern thinking as to our own: that the past is always an important part of the present.

Visualizing the Past in Italian Renaissance Art

Author: Jennifer Cochran Anderson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004447776

Page: 362

View: 135

A team of specialists addresses a foundational concept as central to early modern thinking as to our own: that the past is always an important part of the present.

History of Italian Renaissance Art

History of Italian Renaissance Art, Seventh Edition, brings you an updated understanding of this pivotal period as it incorporates new research and current art historical thinking, while also maintaining the integrity of the story that ...

History of Italian Renaissance Art

Author: Frederick Hartt

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN:

Page: 736

View: 372

For survey courses in Italian Renaissance art. A broad survey of art and architecture in Italy between c. 1250 and 1600, this book approaches the works from the point of view of the artist as individual creator and as an expression of the city within which the artist was working. History of Italian Renaissance Art, Seventh Edition, brings you an updated understanding of this pivotal period as it incorporates new research and current art historical thinking, while also maintaining the integrity of the story that Frederick Hartt first told so enthusiastically many years ago. Choosing to retain Frederick Hartt's traditional framework, David Wilkins' incisive revisions keep the book fresh and up-to-date.