Depth of Field : Relief Sculpture in Renaissance Italy

Depth of Field : Relief Sculpture in Renaissance Italy

by Donal Cooper
     
 

Revolutionized by the sophisticated and refined works of Donatello and his contemporaries, relief sculpture acquired an unprecedented status during the Italian Renaissance. This volume has its origins in Depth of Field: Relief in the Time of Donatello, a unique collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds,

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Overview

Revolutionized by the sophisticated and refined works of Donatello and his contemporaries, relief sculpture acquired an unprecedented status during the Italian Renaissance. This volume has its origins in Depth of Field: Relief in the Time of Donatello, a unique collaboration between the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, and the first exhibition to focus specifically on this phenomenon. The exhibition and accompanying lectures reassessed relief sculpture as one of the most innovative and experimental visual genres of fifteenth-century Italy.
In this volume, leading scholars in the field respond to the challenges of the Leeds exhibition. The papers, selected from the conference and talks that accompanied Depth of Field, present new research on Donatello, Ghiberti, Agostino di Duccio and other sculptors. They also address the use of fictive relief by painters like Carlo Crivelli and Titian. Renaissance relief sculpture emerges as a uniquely adaptable medium, suited to invention and reproduction, but also loaded with cultural significance and ancient resonance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783039111114
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Pages:
419
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

The Editors: Donal Cooper is Lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Warwick, and has published widely on art and devotion in medieval and Renaissance Italy. Before joining Warwick he taught in the Research Department at the V&A and continues to contribute to the Museum’s Medieval and Renaissance Galleries Project as a Visiting Fellow.
Marika Leino is a Henry Moore Foundation postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford, and is currently working on the publication of her doctoral thesis ‘Italian Renaissance Plaquettes in Context’ (2003). Her research interests include the reception, collecting and status of Italian Renaissance and early modern sculpture and the history of collections.

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