A companion to Renaissance and Baroque art

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"Through the masterpieces produced by artists ranging from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Rembrandt, Rubens, and Vermeer, Europe's Renaissance and Baroque period grew into one of the most creative ti...

"Through the masterpieces produced by artists ranging from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Rembrandt, Rubens, and Vermeer, Europe's Renaissance and Baroque period grew into one of the most creative times in world history. A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art presents a comprehensive collection of interdisciplinary essays that address major aspects of European visual arts produced from approximately 1300 to 1700, a period of artistic flourishing that many consider the beginning of modern history. These essays, however, transcend the traditional period labels of "Renaissance" and "Baroque" by addressing works from Duccio and Chaucer to Velazquez and Newton as a single continuum, inclusive in terms of both disciplinary and geographical boundaries, as an era best characterized as "early modern.""--

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edited by Babette Bohn and James M. Saslow
  • Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
Physical Details
  • xvi, 630 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
9781118391488, 1118391470, 9781782689690, 1444337262, 9781118391471, 1118391500, 9781118391501, 9781299241374, 1118391519, 1299241379, 1118391489, 9781444337266, 9781118391518, 1782689699
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

  • Introduction / Babette Bohn and James M. Saslow -- Part 1. The context : social historical factors in artistic production. -- A taxonomy of art patronage in Renaissance Italy / Sheryl E. Reiss -- Judaism and the arts in early modern Europe : Jewish and Christian encounters / Shelley Perlove -- Religion, politics and art in late Medieval and Renaissance Italy / Julia I. Miller -- Europe's global vision / Larry Silver -- Italian art and the North : exchanges, critical reception, and identity, 1400-1700 / Amy Golahny ; The desiring eye : gender, sexuality, and visual art / James M. Saslow -- Part 2. The artist : creative process and social status. -- The artist as genius / William E. Wallace -- Drawing in Renaissance Italy / Mary Vaccaro -- Self-portraiture 1400-1700 / H. Perry Chapman -- Recasting the role of the Italian sculptor : sculptors, patrons, materials, and principles for the new early modern age / Elinor M. Richter -- From oxymoron to virile paintbrush : women artists in early modern Europe / Babette Bohn -- Part 3. The object : art as material culture. -- The birth of mass media : printmaking in early modern Europe / Alison G. Stewart -- The material culture of family life in Italy and beyond / Jacqueline Marie Musacchio -- Tapestry : luxurious art, collaborative industry / Koenraad Brosens -- The new sciences and the visual arts / Eileen Reeves -- Seeing through Renaissance and Baroque paintings : case studies / Claire Barry --
  • Part 4. The message : subjects and meanings. -- Iconography in Renaissance and Baroque Art / Mark Zucker -- Renaissance landscapes : discovering the world and human nature / Lawrence O. Goedde -- The nude figure in Renaissance art / Thomas Martin -- Genre painting in seventeenth-century Europe / Wayne Franits -- The meaning of the European painted portrait, 1400-1650 / Joanna Woods-Marsden -- All the world's a stage : the theater conceit in early modern Italy / Inge Jackson Reist -- Intensity and orthodoxy in Iberian and Hispanic art of the Tridentine Era, 1550-1700 / Marcus B. Burke -- Part 5. The viewer, the critic, and the historian : reception and interpretation as cultural discourse. -- Historians of Northern European art : from Johann Neudörfer and Karel Van Mander to the Rembrandt Research Project / Jeffrey Chipps Smith -- Artistic biography in Italy : Vasari to Malvasia / David Cast -- With a critical eye : painting and theory in France, 1600-1643 : the case of Simon Vouet and Nicolas Poussin / Joseph C. Forte -- The Italian piazza : from Gothic footnote to Baroque theater / Niall Atkinson -- Building in theory and practice : writing about architecture in the Renaissance / Carolyn Yerkes
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