Concepts of Beauty in Renaissance Art

1st Edition

Francis Ames-Lewis, Mary Rogers

Routledge
Published December 20, 2019
Reference - 258 Pages
ISBN 9781138611313 - CAT# K389144
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

In this Volume, published in1998, Fifteen scholars reveal the ways of preserving, conceiving and creating beauty were as diverse as the cultural influenced at work at the time, 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 beauty in the work of artists such as Botticeli, Leonardo, Raphael, Parmigianino and Vasari; and the investigation of changes functioning of the eye and brain, or to technical innovations like those found in Venetian glass.

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