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Artistic Theory in Italy, 1450-1600

Artistic Theory in Italy, 1450-1600 - 56 edition

Artistic Theory in Italy, 1450-1600 - 56 edition

ISBN13: 9780198810506

ISBN10: 0198810504

Artistic Theory in Italy, 1450-1600 by Anthony Blunt - ISBN 9780198810506
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 56
Copyright: 1956
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1956
International: No
Artistic Theory in Italy, 1450-1600 by Anthony Blunt - ISBN 9780198810506

ISBN13: 9780198810506

ISBN10: 0198810504

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 56

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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.