Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style

Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style

by Michael Baxandall

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ISBN-13: 9780192821447
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/28/1988
Series: Oxford Paperbacks Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 767,719
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 5.31(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Baxandall, Reader of Renaissance Studies at the Warburg Institute, University of London, is also the author of Giotto and the Orators.

Table of Contents

I. Conditions of Trade
1. Introduction
2. Contracts and the client's control
3. Art and matter
4. The value of skill
5. Perception of skill

II. The Period Eye
1. Relative perception
2. Pictures and knowledge
3. The cognitive style
4. The function of images
5. Istoria
6. The body and its language
7. Figure patterns
8. The value of clours
9. Volumes
10. Intervals and proportions
11. The moral eye

III. Pictures and Categories
1. Words and pictures
2. Giovanni Santi's twenty-five painters
3. Cristoforo Landino
4. Categories
(a) nature
(b) relief
(c) purity
(d) ease
(f) perspective
(g) ornateness
(h) variety
(i) composition
(j) colouring
(k) design
(l) difficulty
(m) Foreshortening
(n) promptness
(o) blitheness
(p) devotion
5. Conclusion

Text and References
Index

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Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MichaemMac2 More than 1 year ago
A beautiful, detailed study of how the style of pictures reflect social history of a specific historical history. The way early Renaissance painting evolved mirrors the development of various social institutions.