The Living Image in Renaissance Art

The Living Image in Renaissance Art

by Fredrika H. Jacobs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521821592

ISBN-13: 9780521821599

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521821599
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2005
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

1. 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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