Art and Music in the Early Modern Period: Essays in Honor of Franca Trinchieri Camiz

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The relationship between music and painting in the Early Modern period forms the focus of this collection of essays by an international group of distinguished art historians and musicologists. Each writer takes a multidisciplinary approach to their topic as he/she explores the interface between music performance and painting, or between music and art theory. The essays here reflect a variety and range of approaches and offer methodologies which might usefully be employed in future research in this field.

The volume is dedicated to the memory of Franca Trinchieri-Camiz, an art historian who worked extensively on topics related to art and music, and who participated in some of the conference panels from which many of these essays originate. Three of Professor Camiz's own essays are included in the final section of this volume, together with a bibliography of her writings in this field. They are preceded by two thematic groups of essays covering aspects of musical imagery in portraits, issues in iconography and theory, and the relationship between music and art in religious imagery.

Author Biography: Katherine A. McIver, Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754606895
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Figures
Pt. I Art and Music in Italy
1 The Music of Devotion: Image, Voice and the Imagination in a Madonna of Humility 3
2 Musical Images for Devotions: Benedetto Coda's Altarpiece for the Rosary 27
3 Music, Patrons and Politics: A Re-assessment of Zaganelli's Altarpiece for Rolando Pallavicino and Domitilla Gambara 45
4 Architecture for 'Divine Hymns': The Organ of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger for the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia 57
5 Portrait of a Lutenist at the Museo Civico of Como: An Inquiry 91
6 Portraying Claudio Merulo, 'That Great Fountain whose Value Deserved no other Prize than Heaven Itself' 101
7 Musical Portraits of Female Musicians at the Northern Italian Courts in the 1570s 145
8 Humanism and the Arts: Parallels between Alberti's On Painting and Guglielmo Ebreo's On ... Dancing 173
9 Lomazzo's Trattato ... della pittura and Galilei's Fronimo: Picturing Music and Sounding Images in 1584 193
Pt. II Art and Music in Northern Europe
10 Representations of Musicians in Medieval Christian Iconography of Ireland and Scotland as Local Cultural Expression 217
11 The Stall of Jubal: A Flemish Reflection of Italian Humanism 233
12 Variations on the Theme of the Planets' Children, or Medieval Musical Life According to the Housebook's Astrological Imagery 241
13 'All Things in this World is but the Musick of Inconstancie': Music, Sensuality and the Sublime in Seventeenth-Century Vanitas Imagery 287
14 Musical Indulgence and Pleasurable Sound in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art 333
Pt. III A Tribute to Franca Trinchieri Camiz
15 Music Performance and Healing in Renaissance Rome Revealed by Text and Images 353
16 Biblical Music and Dance Through Renaissance Eyes 367
17 Music Settings to Poems by Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna 377
18 Franca Trinchieri Camiz's Publications in Art and Music 389
Bibliography 393
Index 425
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