Concepts Of Beauty In Renaissance Art

Author: Francis Ames-Lewis
Publisher: Scolar Press
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Concepts Of Beauty In Renaissance Art from the Author: Francis Ames-Lewis. Presents 12 edited versions of papers prepared for the annual conference of the Association of Art Historians (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, April 1996), plus three additional papers. Approaches to the subject of beauty include discussion of contemporary critical terms and how these determine appreciation of

Concepts Of Beauty In Renaissance Art

Author: Francis Ames-Lewis
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
ISBN: 9780754600619
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Concepts Of Beauty In Renaissance Art from the Author: Francis Ames-Lewis. In this volume, fifteen scholars reveal that in the Renaissance period, ways of perceiving, conceiving and creating beauty were as diverse as the cultural influences at work in the period, deriving from antique, medieval and more recent literature and philosophy, and from contemporary notions of morality and courtly behaviour. Approaches include discussion of contemporary critical terms and how these determined writers' appreciation of paintings, sculpture, architecture and costume; studies of the quest to create beaty in the work of artists such as Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Parmigianino and Vasari; and the investigation of changes in the concept relating to the biological functioning of eye and brain, or to technical innovations, like those found in Venetian glass.

Women In Italian Renaissance Art

Author: Paola Tinagli
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719040542
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Women In Italian Renaissance Art from the Author: Paola Tinagli. This is the first book which gives a general overview of women as subject-matter in Italian Renaissance painting. It presents a view of the interaction between artist and patron, and also of the function of these paintings in Italian society of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Using letters, poems, and treatises, it examines through the eyes of the contemporary viewer the way women were represented in paintings.

Neoplatonism And Western Aesthetics

Author: Aphrodite Alexandrakis
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791452790
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Neoplatonism And Western Aesthetics from the Author: Aphrodite Alexandrakis. Shows how the aesthetic views of Plotinus and later Neoplatonists have played a role in the history of Western art.

Re Framing Representations Of Women

Author: Susan Shifrin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315317575
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Re Framing Representations Of Women from the Author: Susan Shifrin. Crossing disciplinary and chronological boundaries, this volume integrates text and image, essays and object pages to explore the processes inherent in gender representation, rather than resituating women in particular categories or spheres as other scholarly publications and exhibitions have done. Taking its lead from the 'Picturing' Women project on which it reflects and builds, the volume makes a substantial methodological contribution to the analysis of gender discourse and visuality. It offers new and stimulating scholarship that confronts historical patterns of representation that have defined what women were and are seen to be, and presents new contexts for unveiling what art historian Linda Nochlin has called the 'mixed messages' of representations of women.

The Early Modern Child In Art And History

Author: Matthew Knox Averett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317316606
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The Early Modern Child In Art And History from the Author: Matthew Knox Averett. Childhood is not only a biological age, it is also a social construct. The essays in this collection range chronologically from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, and geographically across England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. They chart the depictions of children in various media including painting, sculpture and the graphic arts.

The Cultural World Of Eleonora Di Toledo

Author: Konrad Eisenbichler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351545175
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The Cultural World Of Eleonora Di Toledo from the Author: Konrad Eisenbichler. Eleonora di Toledo was a powerful and influential woman who, over the course of nearly a quarter century (1539-62), contributed profoundly to the cultural flowering of ducal Florence. Her patronage of some of the leading artists of the time, her support of newly arrived Jesuit preachers, her involvement in charitable activities, her unfailing devotion to her husband and his policies, not to mention her successful farming and business ventures are only some of the areas where her influence was unambiguously exercised and felt. She also provided the House of Medici with a full stable of children to re-invigorate the failing family line, ensure male succession even in the face of unexpected calamities, and provide enough females to establish marriage connections with a variety of noble and ruling houses in Italy. In spite of all these contributions, Eleonora has attracted little attention from scholars. This apparent disinterest may be a factor of Eleonora's personal style, or of the bad press that, as a Spanish noblewoman, she quickly received from her Florentine subjects, or of modern antipathy for some of the basic characteristics of ducal Florence. An examination of her impact on Tuscany is long overdue. In fact, a fuller, more nuanced understanding of the duchess can shed a more profound light not only on her as a person, or on her impact on Tuscan culture in the sixteenth century, but also on the contribution of female consorts to the vitality of a successful early-modern state. The essays collected here bring together a variety of scholars working in various disciplines. While many of the articles take their cue from art history (a natural reflection of the innovative research recent art historians have carried out on the duchess), they also reach out towards other disciplines - political history, literature, spectacle, and religion to mention just a few. In so doing, they expand our understanding of Eleonora's place in her society and reveal a very complex,

Sins Of The Flesh

Author: Kevin Patrick Siena
Publisher: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
ISBN: 9780772720290
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Sins Of The Flesh from the Author: Kevin Patrick Siena.

Women Beauty And Power In Early Modern England

Author: Edith Snook
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230302238
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Women Beauty And Power In Early Modern England from the Author: Edith Snook. Divided into three sections on cosmetics, clothes and hairstyling, this book explores how early modern women regarded beauty culture and in what ways skin, clothes and hair could be used to represent racial, class and gender identities, and to convey political, religious and philosophical ideals.

Beauty Unlimited

Author: Peggy Zeglin Brand
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253006422
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Beauty Unlimited from the Author: Peggy Zeglin Brand. Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.