Re-Reading Leonardo-The Treatise on Painting across Europe, 1550ÿTitl

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This collection charts the varied interpretations of Leonardo's ideas in French, Italian, Spanish, English, German, Dutch, Flemish, Greek, and Polish speaking environments where the Trattato was an important resource for the academic instruction of artists, one of the key sources drawn upon by art theorists, and widely read by a diverse network of artists, architects, biographers, natural philosophers, translators, astronomers, publishers, engineers, theologians, aristocrats, lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and collectors. The cross-cultural approach employed here demonstrates that Leonardo's Treatise on Painting is an ideal case study through which to chart the institutionalization of art in Europe and beyond for 400 years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754665328
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 652
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction the Historical Reception of Leonardo da Vinci's Abridged Treatise on Painting Claire Farago Farago, Claire 1

Sect. 1 The Italian Reception

1 What Might Leonardo's Own Trattato have Looked Like? And What did it Actually Look Like up to the Time of the Editio Princeps? Martin Kemp Kemp, Martin Juliana Barone Barone, Juliana 39

2 Leonardo and the Florentine Academy Robert Williams Williams, Robert 61

3 Who Abridged Leonardo da Vinci's Treatise on Painting? Claire Farago Farago, Claire 77

4 On the Movement of Figures in Some Early Apographs of the Abridged Trattato Michael Cole Cole, Michael 107

5 Zaccolini and the Trattato della Pittura of Leonardo da Vinci Janis C. Bell Bell, Janis C. 127

6 The First Italian Publication of the Treatise on Painting: Book Culture, the History of Art, and the Naples Edition of 1733 Thomas Willette Willette, Thomas 147

Sect. 2 The French Reception

7 The Vita of Leonardo da Vinci in the Du Fresne Edition of 1651 Catherine M. Soussloff Soussloff, Catherine M. 175

8 Poussin as Engineer of the Human Figure: the Illustrations for Leonardo's Tratto Juliana Barone Barone, Juliana 197

9 'A Chaos of Intelligence': Leonardo's Trade and the Perspective Wars at the Academie Royale Martin Kemp Kemp, Martin 237

10 Perspective and the Paris Academy J. V. Field Field, J. V. 255

11 Leonardo's Theory of Aerial Perspective in the Writings of Andre Felibien and the Paintings of Nicolas Poussin Pauline Maguire Robison Robison, Pauline Maguire 267

12 Between Academicism and its Critics: Leonardo da Vinci's Traite de la Peinture and Eighteenth-Century French Art Theory Thomas Kirchner Kirchner, Thomas299

Sect. 3 The Spanish Reception

13 The Trattato in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Spanish Perspective and Art Theory Javier Navarro de Zuvillaga de Zuvillaga, Javier Navarro 327

14 Pacheco, Velazquez, and the Legacy of Leonardo in Spain Charlene Villasenor Black Black, Charlene Villasenor 349

Sect. 4 The Dutch, German, and Flemish Reception

15 The Reception of Leonardo da Vinci's Trattato della Pittura, or Traitte de la Peinture, in Seventeenth-Century Northern Europe Michele-Caroline Heck Heck, Michele-Caroline 377

16 'This Art Embraces All Visible Things in its Domain': Samuel van Hoogstraten and the Trattato della Pittura Thijs Weststeijn Weststeijn, Thijs 415

17 Rubens and Leonardo on Motion: Figures, Inscriptions, and Texts Juliana Barone Barone, Juliana 441

Sect. 5 The English Reception

18 The 1721 English Treatise of Painting: a Masonic Moment in the Culture of Newtonianism Richard Woodfield Woodfield, Richard 475

19 The Trattato della Pittura and Leonardo's Reputation in Eighteenth-Century British Art and Aesthetics Geoff Quilley Quilley, Geoff 495

Sect. 6 The Greek and Slavic Reception

20 The Translation and Critical Fortuna of Leonardo's Trattato in Greece and the Balkans: the Manuscript Translations of Panagiotis Doxaras Chrysa Damianaki Damianaki, Chrysa 511

21 The Fortuna of Leonardo's Trattato della Pittura in Nineteenth-Century Poland Marcin Fabianski Fabianski, Marcin 553

Bibliography of Printed Editions of Leonardo da Vinci's Treatise on Painting Mario Valentino Guffanti Guffanti, Mario Valentino 569

Index 607

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