Representing Renaissance art, c.1500-c.1600 is a study of change and continuity in the iconographies of art and the visual representation of artists during the sixteenth century, especially in Italy and the Netherlands.
The issue of how, and how far, artists obtained higher status for their profession during the Renaissance is a key question for the study of the early modern period. This book considers the maintenance of well-established traditions for the visual representation of artists, and also examines the new iconographies that emerged in the sixteenth century.
By highlighting art and architecture that artists designed for their personal use, including the decoration of their houses, this study provides insight into the tastes and 'ways of looking' specific to artists. By examining the visual evidence we see the opinions both of artists who expressed their views in literary texts, and additionally those of artists who did not publish their ideas in written form.
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Catherine E. King is Professor of Art History at the Open University
Table of Contents
List of Plates
Chapter 1 Painting, sculpture and architecture - liberal or practical arts?
Chapter 2 Disegno/ design
Chapter 3 New types of commemorative portrayals
Chapter 4 Patron-Saints as exemplars
Chapter 5 Mercury as protector of artists: from astrology to mythology
Chapter 6 Allegories
Chapter 7 Programmes of decoration for artists' houses