The Living Image in Renaissance Artby Fredrika H. Jacobs
Pub. Date: 04/11/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Combining research and ideas from the histories of art, medicine, and natural philosophy, this book demonstrates the significance of "lifelikeness" in Renaissance art and considers the implications of claims that a work of art is "a living thing." Critical language describing such works became codified. This period also witnessed the advent of early modern medicine and anatomical science. Sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance artists rendered images in painting and sculpture that are so higholy mimetic as to be nearly lifelike.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction: The topos of lifelikeness; 2. The analogical relationship of art and life: concepts and language; 3. (Dis)Assembling: Michelangelo and Marsyas; 4. Mona Lisa's 'beating pulse'; 5. Nosce te ipsum: Narcissus, mirrors, and monsters; 6. The lifeless and the (re)animation of the lifelike; 7. Postscript.
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