A study of the controversies over religious images that pervaded Italian life both before and parallel to the Reformation north of the Alps. Traces the intertwined relationship of artistic innovation and archaism, as well as the new pressures placed on the artistic media in the midst of key developments in religious iconography.
Call Number: North Circulating Books N 6370 .C32 2004
Publication Date: 2004-12-09
Provides the reader with an informative overview of this fascinating period and comprehensive, alphabetically arranged entries on individual artists, architects and theorists, Schools, styles, techniques, and terms. Intruiging captions explain all featured pictures, giving the history and myth behind paintings, buildings, sculptures, and more.
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During the Renaissance, artists evolved daring new representational strategies that would profoundly influence the course of Western art. More than a mere likeness, the fifteenth-century Italian portrait was an attempt to wrest from the unpredictability of life and the shadow of mortality and image that could be passed down to future generations.
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