Paolo Veronese

Piety and Display in an Age of Religious Reform

Author: Richard Cocke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351805738

Category: Art

Page: 256

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This title was first published in 2001: Paolo Veronese: Piety and Display in an Age of Religious Reform examines the large body of religious paintings with which Veronese (1528 -1588) played a crucial role in shaping Venetian piety. With 117 illustrations (26 in colour) Richard Cocke sets Veronese’s work into context, arguing his mastery of narrative has long been neglected, largely as a result of Sir Joshua Reynolds's criticism in his Discourses. The new expressiveness of Veronese’s work in his final decade is linked with the decrees of the Council of Trent, which resulted in an enhanced display of paintings in Venetian palaces during the 1570s, matched by the renewed decorative schemes in the city’s churches.
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Sanctity Pictured

The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy

Author: Trinita Kennedy

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers

ISBN: 1781300267

Category: Art

Page: 257

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Italy in the thirteenth century was transformed by two new religious orders, the Dominicans and the Franciscans. Whereas earlier religious orders had secluded themselves in monasteries in the countryside and lived off income from their property, the Dominicans and Franciscans settled in urban centers and lived as mendicants, or beggars, administering to the laity. The founding members of both orders took a vow of poverty, yet soon after their deaths their successors were building churches that rivaled cathedrals in size and splendor throughout Italy. The friars and nuns of these orders created a tremendous demand for works of all kinds - painted altarpieces, crucifixes, fresco cycles, illuminated choir books, and liturgical objects - to decorate their churches. The works they commissioned illustrate the lives of their saints and depict miracles such as Saint Francis preaching to the birds, Saint Dominic dividing a single loaf of bread into enough food to feed many hungry friars, and Saint Clare rescuing a child mauled by a wolf. These visual narratives are notable for their naturalistic treatment and the emphasis on expressive gestures to show human emotions, both of which were significant new developments in Italian art. This book accompanies an exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts featuring works of art from the collections of major American museums and libraries and of the Vatican. It is the first major study to examine the art of these rival religious orders together, exploring the ways in which they used art as propaganda to promote the charisma of their saints and to articulate their revolutionary concept of religious vocation. The essayists provide new insights into the significant contributions made by the Dominicans and the Franciscans to the artistic Renaissance in Italy during the period 1200 to 1550.
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Petrarchism at Work

Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Author: William J. Kennedy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501703811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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The Italian scholar and poet Francesco Petrarch (1304–1374) is best remembered today for vibrant and impassioned love poetry that helped to establish Italian as a literary language. Petrarch inspired later Renaissance writers, who produced an extraordinary body of work regarded today as perhaps the high-water mark of poetic productivity in the European West. These "Petrarchan" poets were self-consciously aware of themselves as poets—as craftsmen, revisers, and professionals. As William J. Kennedy shows in Petrarchism at Work, this commitment to professionalism and the mastery of poetic craft is essential to understanding Petrarch’s legacy. Petrarchism at Work contributes to recent scholarship that explores relationships between poetics and economic history in early-modern European literature. Kennedy traces the development of a Renaissance aesthetics from one based upon Platonic intuition and visionary furor to one grounded in Aristotelian craftsmanship and technique. Their polarities harbor economic consequences, the first privileging the poet’s divinely endowed talent, rewarded by the autocratic largess of patrons, the other emphasizing the poet’s acquired skill and hard work. Petrarch was the first to exploit the tensions between these polarities, followed by his poetic successors. These include Gaspara Stampa in the emergent salon society of Venice, Michelangelo Buonarroti in the "gift" economy of Medici Florence and papal Rome, Pierre de Ronsard and the poets of his Pléiade brigade in the fluctuant Valois court, and William Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the commercial world of Elizabethan and early Stuart London. As Kennedy shows, the poetic practices of revision and redaction by Petrarch and his successors exemplify the transition from a premodern economy of patronage to an early modern economy dominated by unstable market forces.
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Giovanni Bellini

Author: Rona Goffen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300043341

Category: Art

Page: 347

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This lavishly illustrated book consider's Bellini's work both stylistically and in it's full cultural and historical context.
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Art of Renaissance Venice, 1400 1600

Author: Loren Partridge

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520281799

Category: Art

Page: 372

View: 2535

"A comprehensive and richly illustrated survey of Venetian Renaissance architecture, sculpture, and painting created between 1400 and 1600 addressed to students, travellers, and the general public. The works of art are analysed within Venice's cultural circumstances--political, economic, intellectual, and religious--and in terms of function, style, iconography, patronage, classical sources, gender, art theories, and artist's innovations, rivalries, and social status. The text has been divided into two parts--the fifteenth century and the sixteenth century--each part preceded by an introduction that recounts the history of Venice to 1500 and to 1600 respectively, including the city's founding, ideology, territorial expansion, social classes, governmental structure, economy, and religion. The twenty-six chapters have been organized to lead readers systematically through the major artistic developments within the three principal categories of art--governmental, ecclesiastic, and domestic--and have been arranged sequentially as follows: civic architecture and urbanism, churches, church decoration (ducal tombs and altarpieces), refectories and refectory decoration (section two only), confraternities (architecture and decoration), palaces, palace decoration (devotional works, portraits, secular painting, and halls of state), villas, and villa decoration. The conclusion offers an overview of the major types of Venetian art and architectural patronage and their funding sources"--Provided by publisher.
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Renaissance Rivals

Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Titian

Author: Rona Goffen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300094343

Category: Art

Page: 521

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"For the great Renaissance masters, the creation of art was not only an intellectual or aesthetic exercise. It was a contest. The artists of sixteenth-century Italy knew each other's work, knew each other's patrons, and knew each other - sometimes as friends and colleagues, sometimes as enemies, but always as rivals. This book views the lives and greatest works of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, and Titian through the prism of their ardent rivalry. Rona Goffen, one of the most highly respected scholars of the Italian Renaissance today, brings the artists to life in this lively account of their impassioned strivings to outdo both living competitors and the masters of antiquity." "Quoting from poems, letters, treatises, contracts, and other contemporary writings, the author demonstrates the extent to which artists, as well as their patrons and colleagues, characteristically thought about art in the context of rivalry. Renaissance patrons often stipulated in contracts with artists that their commissions be more beautiful than works made for other patrons. The artists themselves competed for commissions. Goffen brings into sharp focus the immediacy, intensity, and complexity of artistic rivalry among the Renaissance masters, recovering for us the emotional and professional circumstances that brought about their magnificent creations."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Spirituality in Conflict

Saint Francis and Giotto's Bardi Chapel

Author: Rona Goffen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 142

View: 9737

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Renaissance Et Réforme

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reformation

Page: N.A

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Contemporary Authors

New Revision Series. Vol. 139

Author: Tracey L. Matthews,Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787678937

Category: Authors

Page: 452

View: 9084

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Masaccio's 'Trinity'

Author: Rona Goffen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521461504

Category: Art

Page: 178

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Masaccio's "Trinity" examines one of the most influential paintings of the Italian Renaissance. Renowned for the grandeur of its characterizations and for the perspectival illusion of its architectural setting, the fresco was famous from the time it was painted in the 1420s, and remembered despite its having been hidden from view for nearly two centuries. This volume considers the "Trinity" in its historical and spiritual contexts, and describes the significance of Masaccio's innovative depictions of time and space.
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“The” Ceremonial City

History, Memory and Myth in Renaissance Venice

Author: Ian Fenlon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 448

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This wide-ranging study vividly presents the major events that took place in Venice in the 1570s, culminating in a deadly outbreak of the plague that claimed one-quarter of the Venetian population. Analyzing reactions to this dramatic decade, Iain Fenlon throws fresh light on the historical machine that produced the distinct civic and cultural ethos of the city and uncovers new aspects of its urban topography, ceremony, and cultural life. At the heart of the book is a detailed account of four historical events: the formation of the Holy League, a coalition that brought the Republic into conflict with the Ottoman Empire; the victory of that League against the Turkish fleet at the battle of Lepanto; the ceremonial welcoming of Henry III of France to the city in 1574; and the devastating plague of 1575–77. The author considers how these events, above all the victory at Lepanto, were reconfigured in the realms of memory and myth, and he describes in detail a religious matrix that provides the key to the civic ethos of the city in this era.
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Painting in Renaissance Venice

Author: Peter Humfrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 7059

This text presents a comprehensive account of painting in Venice, from Bellini and Titian to Tintoretto, from the middle of the 15th century to the end of the 16th century. The art is set against the background of religious, social and political conditions in Renaissance Italy.
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Studies of Renaissance Miniaturists in Venice

Author: Lilian Armstrong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 370

View: 9838

Lilian Armstrong is Professor of Art at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, and a specialist on Venetian Renaissance book illumination.
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Aldus Manutius and Renaissance Culture

Essays in Memory of Franklin D. Murphy : Acts of an International Conference, Venice and Florence, 14-17 June 1994

Author: Franklin D. Murphy,D. David S. Zeidberg,Fiorella Gioffredi Superbi

Publisher: Olschki

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6901

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Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice

Architecture, Music, Acoustics

Author: Deborah Howard,Laura Moretti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Preface -- 1. introduction -- 2. San Marco -- 3. Island monasteries -- 4. Mendicant friaries -- 5. Parish churches -- 6. Opedali Grandi -- 7. General conclusions -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Photo credits -- Glossary
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Venice reconsidered

the history and civilization of an Italian city-state, 1297-1797

Author: John Jeffries Martin,Dennis Romano

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 538

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Venice Reconsidered offers a dynamic portrait of Venice from the establishment of the Republic at the end of the thirteenth century to its fall to Napoleon in 1797. In contrast to earlier efforts to categorize Venice's politics as strictly republican and its society as rigidly tripartite and hierarchical, the scholars in this volume present a more fluid and complex interpretation of Venetian culture. Drawing on a variety of disciplines -- history, art history, and musicology -- these essays present innovative variants of the myth of Venice -- that nearly inexhaustible repertoire of stories Venetians told about themselves.
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Spirituality in Conflict

Saint Francis and Giotto's Bardi Chapel

Author: Rona Goffen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 142

View: 7597

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