15th-16th Century Art
Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Paperback ISBN: 0385495587
Discusses the Renaissance and Reformation from the late fourteenth through the early seventeenth centuries, explaining how the period's artistic and scientific innovations changed the Western world.
The City and the Visual Arts Under Clement VIII
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0300215290
"Rome in 1600 was the centre of the artistic world. This book examines the art and architecture of the city around that date, at a time when major innovations especially in painting, were being made, largely due to the presence of Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio. 1600 was a Jubilee year, which offered numerous opportunities for artistic patronage, whether in major projects such as St Peter's, or in lesser schemes such as the restoration of older churches, as part of an growing interest in the early church. New religious orders, such as the Jesuits and Oratorians, also required new forms of decoration for their recently built churches. The book considers the patronage of the pope and his nephew, Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, as well as major families including the Giustiniani, Mattei and Farnese. Rome was a magnet for artists and architect from all over Europe, who came to study the remains of antiquity and the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Bramante. The sheer variety of artists working in the city,who came from other parts of Italy, as well as northern Europe, ensured a wide variety of styles, and at times innovative cross-influences. The numerous patrons of the city were spoiled for choice. The book draws on a wide range of contemporary sources and images to reconstruct a snapshot of Rome at this significant time"--
The Rule of Art
Literature and Painting in the Renaissance
Hardcover ISBN: 0226360520
What do Renaissance poetry and painting have in common? What are the social, ideological, and aesthetic bases for the links between them? And what role do those links play in creating the humanistic culture that still has power over us today? These are the questions Clark Hulse takes up in this sophisticated interdisciplinary study of Renaissance aesthetics. Proposing an archeology of artistic knowledge, Hulse examines the theoretical language through which the poets, painters, and patrons of the Renaissance conceived of the relationship between the arts. That language is embedded in what he calls a "rule of art," a specific set of categories, assumptions, and practices that defined the two art forms and the relationship between them. Hulse charts the rise of both forms to the status of liberal arts requiring special intellectual training for artist and patron alike. In the process, he uncovers the history of the practice of theory in the Renaissance, revealing how artistic discourse lived in the world.
Artist, Genius Fugitive
Hardcover ISBN: 075092957x
The life of Cellini is a romping good story which at present exists only in the form of a memoir, read by students and specialists. Derek Parker retells Cellini's life, setting it in the context of the turbulent world of Renaissance Europe. Cellini, famous as sculptor and goldsmith, and patronized by both Francis I of France and the Medici courts of Tuscany, was one of the most picturesque figures of the Renaissance. His adventures, hot temper and tendency to fight, his escapes from prison and amorous escapades among the Florentine and Roman nobility, and his interest in magic, made him a figure of renown in his own time, and beyond.
Renaissance in Venice
Paperback ISBN: 8831723804
The fascinating story of the greatest publisher of all time. The catalog of the Aldo Manutiu exhibition, 500 years after his death, is a tribute to the most famous printer in the history of publishing. It tells how the book changed the world and how and why this change happened in Venice, cosmopolitan city and gateway between East and West.But it is mainly a journey through the world of culture and the arts in Venice between the end of the fifteenth century and the start of the sixteenth, in a crucial period featuring major figures like the painters Bellini, Carpaccio, and the young Giorgione (with the debut of his pupil Titian), illustrious visiting foreign artists like Albrecht Dürer, and intellectuals of European fame such as Erasmus of Rotterdam."