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Representing from life in seventeenth-century Italy

Author / Creator
McTighe, Sheila, author
Available as
Online
Summary

In drawing or painting from live models and real landscapes, more was at stake for artists in early modern Italy than achieving greater naturalism. To work with the model in front of your eyes, and...

In drawing or painting from live models and real landscapes, more was at stake for artists in early modern Italy than achieving greater naturalism. To work with the model in front of your eyes, and to retain their identity in the finished work of art, had an impact on concepts of artistry and authorship, the authority of the image as a source of knowledge, the boundaries between repetition and invention, and even the relation of images to words. This book focuses on artists who worked in Italy, both native Italians and migrants from northern Europe. The practice of depicting from life became a self-conscious departure from the norms of Italian arts. In the context of court culture in Rome and Florence, works by artists ranging from Caravaggio to Claude Lorrain, Pieter van Laer to Jacques Callot, reveal new aspects of their artistic practice and its critical implications.

Creator
Sheila McTighe
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2020
Physical Details
  • 1 online resource (251 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
ISBNs
9789048533268, 9462983283, 9048533260, 9789462983281
OCLC
on1158108142, on1176194520, on1152158868

  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Nov 2020).
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • In English.

  • Frontmatter -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- Illustration List -- Introduction: From Life -- 1. Caravaggio’s Physiognomy -- 2. Jacques Callot, Drawing Dal Vivo in 1620: Commerce in Florence, Piracy on the High Seas -- 3. Jacques Callot’s Capricci di varie figure (1617): The Allusive Imagery of the Everyday, Represented ‘from Life’ and Emulating a Text -- 4. The Motif of the Shooting Man, and Capturing the Urban Scene: Claude Lorrain and the Bamboccianti -- 5. The absent eyewitness: the Revolt of Masaniello and depiction dal vivo in the middle of the seventeenth century -- Conclusion -- Index
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