Italian Baroque Art

Italian Baroque

This anthology presents classic and recent scholarship on Italian art from 1600-1750, highlighting the key debates with which art historians continue to grapple. Explores themes including: style or the visuality of art; artistic practices and production; artistic communication as projected and experienced; and artists’ interactions with the ancient world and with the new sciences Examines the work of key painters, architects and sculptors from this period, including Caravaggio, Bernini, Guarini and Poussin Published in the expanding Blackwell Anthologies in Art History series

  • ASIN: 1405139676

Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era

Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity

The presence of the orthopedically impaired body in art is so pervasive that, paradoxically, it has failed to attract the attention of most art historians. In Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era, Livio Pestilli investigates the changing meaning that images of individuals with limited mobility acquired through the centuries. This study evinces that in distinct opposition to the practice of classical artists, who manifested a lack of interest in the subject of lameness since it was considered 'a defect or a deformity' and deformity a 'want of measure, which is always unsightly,' their Early Christian counterparts depicted them profusely, because images of the miraculous healing of the lame became the reassuring sign of universal acceptance and the promise of a more equitable existence in this life or the next. In the Middle Ages, instead, when voluntary poverty came to be associated with the necessary condition of faithfulness to Christ, the indigent lame, along with others who were forced to beg for a living, became the image of the alter Christus. This view was to change in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, when, with the resurgence of classical and Pauline ideals that condemned the idle, representations of the orthopedically impaired became asso...

  • ASIN: 0367200260

Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia

Artemisia Gentileschi, widely regarded as the most important woman artist before the modern period, was a major Italian Baroque painter of the seventeenth century and the only female follower of Caravaggio. This first full-length study of her life and work shows that her powerfully original treatments of mythic-heroic female subjects depart radically from traditional interpretations of the same themes.

  • ASIN: 0691002851
  • UPC: 884525768870

The Secret Language of the Renaissance: Decoding the Hidden Symbolism of Italian Art

The Secret Language of the Renaissance: Decoding the

An illustrated key to unlocking the mysteries of paintings, sculpture and architecture by the great Italian masters, this book also provides fresh insight into the currents of Renaissance thought, from humanism to myticism to religious reform.We may never know what the Mona Lisa is really smiling about, but we do know that there's much more to the masterpieces of Renaissance art than the beauty that meets the eye. There are layers of significance hidden below the surface of the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Fra Angelico, Donatello, Michelangelo and many others. This magnificently illustrated guide by expert art historian, Richard Stemp, gives you the key to unlock those secrets for yourself. Split into three parts, Part One is a vivid immersion into the culture of this remarkable period, tracing the profusion of innovations in literature, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts that date to this time.  Part Two offers a wide-ranging guide to the essential elements of symbolic language in Renaissance art, including colour, geometry, light and shade, proportion, perspective and body language. In Part Three, the heart of the book, Richard Stemp analyzes more than 40 works grouped around a dozen themes, including mythology, war and peace, and death and eternity.  Each work is sh...

  • ASIN: 1844839370

A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art

A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque

A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art provides a diverse, fresh collection of accessible, comprehensive essays addressing key issues for European art produced between 1300 and 1700, a period that might be termed the beginning of modern history. Presents a collection of original, in-depth essays from art experts that address various aspects of European visual arts produced from circa 1300 to 1700 Divided into five broad conceptual headings: Social-Historical Factors in Artistic Production; Creative Process and Social Stature of the Artist; The Object: Art as Material Culture; The Message: Subjects and Meanings; and The Viewer, the Critic, and the Historian: Reception and Interpretation as Cultural Discourse Covers many topics not typically included in collections of this nature, such as Judaism and the arts, architectural treatises, the global Renaissance in arts, the new natural sciences and the arts, art and religion, and gender and sexuality Features essays on the arts of the domestic life, sexuality and gender, and the art and production of tapestries, conservation/technology, and the metaphor of theater Focuses on Western and Central Europe and that territory's interactions with neighboring civilizations and distant discoveries Includes illustrations as well as links to...

  • ASIN: 1444337262

Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750, Volumes 1-3: Fourth Edition (The Yale University Press Pelican History) (v. 1-3)

Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750, Volumes 1-3:

This classic survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture focuses on the arts in every center between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods. The heart of the study, however, lies in the architecture and sculpture of the exhilarating years of Roman High Baroque, when Bernini, Borromini, and Cortona were all at work under a series of enlightened popes. Wittkower’s text is now accompanied by a critical introduction and substantial new bibliography. This edition—now published in three volumes—will also include color illustrations for the first time.  

  • ASIN: 0300078897

Salvator Rosa, Friendship and the Free Artist in Seventeenth-century Italy (Studies in Baroque Art) (English and Italian Edition)

Salvator Rosa, Friendship and the Free Artist in

This book examines the Neapolitan painter and satirist Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) from a new perspective. Preoccupied with a performative brand of self-manufacture that is everywhere apparent in his work as an artist, satirist and actor, Rosa was a key protagonist in a period of significant social change. A precursor of the modern independent artist, Rosa was also among the first of his generation to actively seek and in many ways achieve the kind of professional autonomy his predecessors desired and his successors fully accomplished. The author argues that the social bond of friendship-its rituals and discourses-was vital to both Rosa's self-conception and his achievements. Five chapters explore this phenomenon in connection with various contexts central to Rosa's professional practice and identity: theatrical performance; the academy; the practices of conversation, letter writing and poetry; the ritual of gift-giving and the cultivation of the topos of the friend as a second self, here considered in relation to a portrait painted for a friend; and the art market. The book also responds to and outlines for the reader the current state of scholarship on Rosa, a field of study that has gained significant momentum in the last decade and to which the book itself seeks to make a meani...

  • ASIN: 1912554046

Faith, Gender and the Senses in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art: Interpreting the Noli me tangere and Doubting Thomas (Visual Culture in Early Modernity)

Faith, Gender and the Senses in Italian Renaissance

Taking the Noli me tangere and Doubting Thomas episodes as a focal point, this study examines how visual representations of two of the most compelling and related Christian stories engaged with changing devotional and cultural ideals in Renaissance and Baroque Italy. This book reconsiders depictions of the ambiguous encounter of Mary Magdalene and Christ in the garden (John 20:11-19, known as the Noli me tangere) and that of Christ’s post-Resurrection appearance to Thomas (John 20:24-29, the Doubting Thomas) as manifestations of complex theological and art theoretical milieus. By focusing on key artistic monuments of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods, the authors demonstrate a relationship between the rise of skeptical philosophy and empirical science, and the efficacy of the senses in the construction of belief. Further, the authors elucidate the differing representational strategies employed by artists to depict touch, and the ways in which these strategies were shaped by gender, social class, and educational level. Indeed, over time St. Thomas became an increasingly public--and therefore masculine--symbol of devotional verification, juridical inquiry, and empirical investigation, while St. Mary Magdalene provided a more private model for pious women, celebrating, m...

  • Brand: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • ASIN: 1472444736

Italian Frescos: From Giotto to Tiepolo

Italian Frescos: From Giotto to

A tribute to the excellence of Italian frescoes in a large-format volume, featuring the paintings in extraordinary detail--a prestigious volume for the art lover's library.Between the fourteenth and the eighteenth centuries, the art of fresco painting was to be found across all regions of Italy. This volume aims to illustrate the most significant periods still visible today in churches, convents, and in the palaces of the Italian courts, as well as in the villas of the enlightened aristocracy. Starting with Giotto, the great pictorial cycles from across the centuries--the fourteenth century, the golden centuries of the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Venetian eighteenth century--are all presented in stunning reproductions. The highquality images are displayed full-page, along with several close-ups that allow the reader to observe details of the artwork in a way that, in reality, would be close to impossible, as many frescoes are painted on inaccessible walls, vaults, and domes.An introduction written by a well-known historian of Italian art narrates how the art of fresco painting originated and developed in Italy. Each period is also briefly introduced by a historical-artistic fact sheet.

  • ASIN: 8891817570

Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler

Rick Steves' Europe 101: History and Art for

Now in full-color comes a witty and engaging look at Europe's history and art, from America's European travel expert, Rick Steves.Rick Steves' Europe 101 helps you make the most of your sightseeing. A fun but informative guide, this "professor in your pocket" features chronologically organized chapters-from the pyramids to Picasso-that explain the forces behind Europe's most important cultural and artistic periods. Other features include handy lists of sights that allow you to link your newly acquired knowledge with the specific paintings, sculptures, and buildings you'll see on your trip, a humorous, readable style that is a joy to read compared with the history textbooks you slept on in school, and timelines, maps, drawings, and photos that illustrate Europe's story and round out your education.

  • Brand: Brand: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • ASIN: 1566915163

Mochi's Edge and Bernini's Baroque (Studies in Baroque Art) (English and Italian Edition) (Harvey Miller Studies in Baroque Art)

Mochi's Edge and Bernini's Baroque (Studies in Baroque

This book takes the extraordinary art of the Tuscan sculptor Francesco Mochi (1580-1654) as the entry point for an inquiry into the historical and cultural forces reshaping sculpture at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Mochi has long been understood as an early innovator of the baroque style whose career was eclipsed by the rise of his younger contemporary Gianlorenzo Bernini. But for his sole seventeenth-century biographer, what distinguished Mochi's sculpture was his determination to adhere to the Florentine manner. This study argues that the post-Tridentine religious climate and the demands of consolidating absolutist regimes posed specific challenges for sculpture, particularly as the medium had been assertively developed during the first half of the sixteenth century by Florentine sculptors, most famously Michelangelo. As analyzed here, Mochi's highly distinctive sculptural style stemmed directly from his attempt to carry forward a Florentine and Michelangelesque tradition of sculpture-above all its commitments to the representation of the body, the materiality of sculpture, and the agency of the artist-and to reconcile that tradition with imperatives of his own day. Mochi's ambitious undertaking produced an extreme tension in his art that resulted in some of the ce...

  • ASIN: 1909400807

Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts

Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: The Detroit Institute

The range and scope of the works presented in this volume is truly impressive, from the ruggedness of Salvator Rosa’s landscapes and sweeping gestures and visual richness of Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo to the dramatic shadows and relief of Gentileschi. The volume features signature works by Canaletto, Caravaggio, Carlo Dolci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Guercino, Sebastiano Ricci, Salvator Rosa and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo. To this day the works by Caravaggio, Gentileschi and Tiepolo in particular are recognized as masterpieces in which Italian baroque painting reached the pinnacle of its development in terms of visual excitement and movement.Works by lesser-known artists such as Gioacchino Assereto, Alessandro Turchi, Lorenzo de Caro and Filippo Falciatore also find their featured place as well alongside those of their great masters.

  • ASIN: 1904832059

Caravaggio and Pictorial Narrative: Dislocating the Istoria in Early Modern Painting (STUDIES IN BAROQUE ART)

Caravaggio and Pictorial Narrative: Dislocating the Istoria in

A very important part of Caravaggio's production consists of pictorial narratives, mostly religious. According to early modern aesthetics, Caravaggio thus practiced the artistic genre of the istoria: the most discussed and thoroughly defined pictorial institution of his time. Unanimously, seventeenth-century artists and art theorists censored and condemned Caravaggio's art for its numerous deficiencies and faults in regard to the principles of the istoria. In spite of all these testimonies, Caravaggio's innovations in and misuses of the technologies specific to early modern pictorial narrative have never been systematically studied, debated and put into historical perspective. In this volume, Lorenzo Pericolo argues that Caravaggio's multiple experimentations with the traditional devices of the istoria not only represent the core of an unprecedented "poetics of dislocation", but also unsettled, dismantled and expanded the scope of pictorial narrative in ways that would have redefined and deeply transformed the concept of painting and artistic creation, had Caravaggio's enterprise not have been ferociously criticized and stigmatized as both aberrant and defective. To solidly establish the importance and groundbreaking charge of Caravaggio's work, Pericolo examines the notion of Le...

  • ASIN: 1905375484

Patrons and Painters: A Study in the Relations Between Italian Art and Society in the Age of the Baroque, Revised and Enlarged Edition

Patrons and Painters: A Study in the Relations

Fusing the social and economic history with the cultural and artistic achievements of seventeenth and eighteenth century Italy, this book presents a perspective on the period.

  • ASIN: 0300025408

Italian Baroque Sculpture (World of Art)

Italian Baroque Sculpture (World of

The art of sculpture in Baroque Italy reached unprecedented heights of technical perfection and emotional intensity. This book offers a view of this rich and varied period, ranging from the exuberance of Gianlorenzo Bernini's Apollo and Daphne and Nicola Salvi's ever-popular Trevi Fountain to the restraint and simplicity of Alessandro Algardi's St Philip Neri. Expressive papal tombs and subtly idealized portrait busts reflected contemporary debates on identity and the afterlife; multi-sensory compositions such as Bernini's Cornano Chapel embodied an unforgettable and wholly new combination of spirituality and sensuality; and dazzling fountains and angelic statuary transformed the urban spaces of the Eternal City forever.

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  • ASIN: 0500203075

Italian and Spanish Art 1600-1750: Sources and Documents

Italian and Spanish Art 1600-1750: Sources and

The Baroque period was crucial for the development of art theory and the advancement of the artistic academy. This collection of primary sources brings this important period to life with significant documents and texts. It conveniently assembles major texts, which are otherwise available only in scattered publications. The lives of leading artists--Caravaggio, El Greco, among others---are discussed by their contemporaries, while Bellori, Galileo, Pascoli, and others write on art theory and practice. The documents provide fascinating glimpses of the period's artistic self-image.

  • ASIN: 0810110652

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art

Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero

Artemisia Gentileschi, widely regarded as the most important woman artist before the modern period, was a major Italian Baroque painter of the seventeenth century and the only female follower of Caravaggio. This first full-length study of her life and work shows that her powerfully original treatments of mythic-heroic female subjects depart radically from traditional interpretations of the same themes.

  • Brand: Brand: Princeton University Press
  • ASIN: 0691040508

Italy: The Essential Guide to Viewing Italian Renaissance Art (Art for Travellers)

Italy: The Essential Guide to Viewing Italian Renaissance

A beautifully color-illustrated pocket guide to the art held in over 125 Italian museums, churches, and galleries. Serious, informative, but unpretentious commentary guides the reader along a series of trails for art travelers that cover the most important paintings and sculptures of the period with stories about the artists, saints, stories, and Biblical scenes portrayed. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

  • ASIN: 1566565103

Borromeo Palace on Lake Maggiore: Masterpiece of Italian Baroque

Borromeo Palace on Lake Maggiore: Masterpiece of Italian

This stunning book offers insider access to Lake Maggiore's Borromeo Palace, a resplendent achievement of baroque Italian architecture. This is a perfect volume for classic Italian art and architecture lovers.In a unique natural setting--the Isola Bella island on Lake Maggiore, surrounded by the Alps--stands the sumptuous palace built, and still owned, by the Borromeo family. Photographs guide the readers through the halls of the palace, which overlooks the lake and offers charming views. The halls and rooms are furnished with luxury furniture, marble, and stucco decorations, and enriched with ancient sculptures, armory, and a valuable collection of six Flemish tapestries woven in gold and silk. A large painting collection can be admired in General Berthier's gallery.

  • ASIN: 8891817988

Art and Architecture in Italy 1600-1750, Vol. 2: High Baroque (Yale University Press Pelican History of Art)

Art and Architecture in Italy 1600-1750, Vol. 2:

This classic survey of Italian Baroque art and architecture focuses on the arts in every center between Venice and Sicily in the early, high, and late Baroque periods. The heart of the study, however, lies in the architecture and sculpture of the exhilarating years of Roman High Baroque, when Bernini, Borromini, and Cortona were all at work under a series of enlightened popes. Wittkower’s text is now accompanied by a critical introduction and substantial new bibliography. This edition will also include color illustrations for the first time. This is the second book in the three volume survey.

  • ASIN: 0300079400
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