9780198810506

Artistic Theory in Italy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198810506

  • ISBN10:

    0198810504

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1962-12-31
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This book seeks to broaden the comprehension of the student of Italian Renaissance painting by concentrating not on the works of art themselves, but on the various artistic theories which influenced them or were expressed by them. Taking Alberti's treatises as his starting-point, Anthony Blunt traces the development of artistic theory from Humanism to Mannerism. He discusses the writings of Leonardo, Savonarola, Michelangelo, and Vasari, examines the effect of the Council of Trent on religious art, and chronicles the successful struggle of the painters and sculptors themselves to elevate their status from craftsmen to creative artists.

Table of Contents

List of Plates
viii
Alberti
1(22)
Leonardo
23(16)
Colonna: Filarete: Savonarola
39(9)
The Social Position of the Artist
48(10)
Michelangelo
58(24)
The Minor Writers of the High Renaissance
82(4)
Vasari
86(17)
The Council of Trent and Religious Art
103(34)
The Later Mannerists
137(23)
Bibliography 160(5)
Index 165

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