The Changing Status of the Artist / Edition 1

The Changing Status of the Artist / Edition 1

by Emma Barker
     
 

This book focuses attention on the theme of the artist and especially the changing statusof the artist in the early modern period. In a series of case studies--some devoted to asingle artist and others dealing more broadly with artistic practice--the book explores andquestions the widely held notion that the modern idea of the artist emerged in the laterfifteenth… See more details below

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This book focuses attention on the theme of the artist and especially the changing statusof the artist in the early modern period. In a series of case studies--some devoted to asingle artist and others dealing more broadly with artistic practice--the book explores andquestions the widely held notion that the modern idea of the artist emerged in the laterfifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This is the second of six volumes in the series Art and Its Histories, created to accompanythe Open University course by the same title. Published in association with the Open University .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300077421
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Art and Its Histories Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface6
Historical introduction: the idea of the artist7
Pt. 1Biography and the Image of the Artist
Introduction27
1'Little desire for glory': the case of Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti32
2Italian artists in search of virtue, fame, and honour c.1450-c.165056
3Benvenuto Cellini and the salt-cellar88
Pt. 2Northern Europe in the Sixteenth Century
Introduction103
4The status of the artist in Northern Europe in the sixteenth century109
5Commercial sculpture129
6Genius and melancholy: the art of Durer146
7Pieter Bruegel the Elder and the northern canon169
Pt. 3Changing Interpretations
Introduction187
8The making of a canonical artist: Vermeer192
9Subjects, society, style: changing evaluations of Watteau and his art220
Conclusion249
Recommended reading252
Index254

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