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Artistic Circulation between Early Modern Spain and Italy

Artistic Circulation between Early Modern Spain and Italy

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Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio, Tommaso Mozzati
August 12, 2019

This collection of essays by major scholars in the field explores how the rich intersections between Italy and Spain during the early modern period resulted in a confluence of cultural ideals. Various means of exchange and convergence are explored through two main catalysts: humans—their trips...

Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence: Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace

Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence: Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace

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Stefanie Solum
July 02, 2019

Long obfuscated by modern definitions of historical evidence and art patronage, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de’ Medici’s impact on the visual world of her time comes to light in this book, the first full-length scholarly argument for a lay woman’s contributions to the visual arts of fifteenth-century...

Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico: The Casa de Montejo

Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico: The Casa de Montejo

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C. Cody Barteet
July 01, 2019

This book investigates the Casa de Montejo and considers the role of the building’s Plateresque façade as a form of visual rhetoric that conveyed ideas about the individual and communal cultural identities in sixteenth-century Yucatán. C. Cody Barteet analyzes the façade within the complex colonial...

The Court Art of Friedrich Sustris: Patronage in Late Renaissance Bavaria

The Court Art of Friedrich Sustris: Patronage in Late Renaissance Bavaria

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Susan Maxwell
June 12, 2019

Shedding new light on the relatively unknown art of the Wittelsbach dukes's sixteenth-century court, The Court Art of Friedrich Sustris represents the first monograph to focus on this Italian-trained Netherlandish artist. The volume incorporates original archival material, including letters and...

Sebastiano del Piombo and the World of Spanish Rome

Sebastiano del Piombo and the World of Spanish Rome

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Piers Baker-Bates
May 20, 2019

Sebastiano del Piombo (c.1485-1547) was a close associate and rival of the central artistic figures of the High Renaissance, notably Michelangelo and Raphael. After the death of Raphael and the departure of Michelangelo from Rome, Sebastiano became the dominant artistic personality in the city....

Art and Reform in the Late Renaissance: After Trent

Art and Reform in the Late Renaissance: After Trent

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Jesse M. Locker
August 14, 2018

Drawing on recent research by established and emerging scholars of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century art, this volume reconsiders the art and architecture produced after 1563 across the conventional geographic borders. Rather than considering this period a degraded afterword to Renaissance...

Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior

Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior

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Erin J. Campbell
April 25, 2018

Though portraits of old women mediate cultural preoccupations just as effectively as those of younger women, the scant published research on images of older women belies their significance within early modern Italy. This study examines the remarkable flowering, largely overlooked in portraiture...

Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th-17th century)

Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in Europe (15th-17th century)

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Sara F. Matthews-Grieco
April 25, 2018

In Renaissance and early modern Europe, various constellations of phenomena-ranging from sex scandals to legal debates to flurries of satirical prints-collectively demonstrate, at different times and places, an increased concern with cuckoldry, impotence and adultery. This concern emerges in...

Visual Acuity and the Arts of Communication in Early Modern Germany

Visual Acuity and the Arts of Communication in Early Modern Germany

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Jeffrey Chipps Smith
February 06, 2018

During the early modern period, visual imagery was put to ever new uses as many disciplines adopted visual criteria for testing truth claims, representing knowledge, or conveying information. Religious propagandists, political writers, satirists, cartographers, the scientific community, and others...

Festive Funerals in Early Modern Italy: The Art and Culture of Conspicuous Commemoration

Festive Funerals in Early Modern Italy: The Art and Culture of Conspicuous Commemoration

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Minou Schraven
February 05, 2018

Celebrated at the heart of a notoriously unstable period, the Vacant See, papal funerals in early modern Rome easily fell prey to ceremonial chaos and disorder. Charged with maintaining decorum, papal Masters of Ceremonies supervised all aspects of the funeral, from the correct handling of the...

Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiography

Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiography

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Angeliki Pollali, Berthold Hub
December 13, 2017

Studies on gender and sexuality have proliferated in the last decades, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines. This collection of essays offers a metanarrative of sexuality as it has been recently embedded in the art historical discourse of the European Renaissance. It revisits ‘canonical’ forms...

The 'Small Landscape' Prints in Early Modern Netherlands

The 'Small Landscape' Prints in Early Modern Netherlands

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Alexandra Onuf
December 04, 2017

In 1559 and 1561, the Antwerp print publisher Hieronymus Cock issued an unprecedented series of landscape prints known today simply as the Small Landscapes. The forty-four prints included in the series offer views of the local countryside surrounding Antwerp in simple, unembellished compositions....

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