The Revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance Art (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2010-11-15
Förlag
Cambridge University Press
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78 b/w illus.
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251 x 175 x 18 mm
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640 g
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1
ISBN
9780521181037
The Revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance Art (häftad)

The Revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance Art

Häftad Engelska, 2010-11-15
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In this study, Luba Freedman examines the revival of the twelve Olympian deities in the visual arts of sixteenth-century Italy. Renaissance representations of the Olympians as autonomous figures in paintings, sculpture and drawing were not easily integrated into a Christian society. While many patrons and artists venerated the ancient artworks for their artistic qualities, others, nourished by religious beliefs, felt compelled to adapt ancient representations to Christian subjects. These conflicting attitudes influenced the representation of deities intentionally made all'antica, often resulting in an interweaving of classical and non-classical elements that is alien to the original, ancient sources. This study, the first devoted to this problem, highlights how problematic it was during the Cinquecento to display and receive images of pagan gods, whether shaped by ancient or contemporary artists. It offers new insights into the uneven absorption of the classical heritage during the early modern era.
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Luba Freedman is a scholar of Italian Renaissance art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has also been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome and at the Center of Renaissance and Reformation Studies at Victoria College, University of Toronto. She is the author of The Classical Pastoral in the Visual Arts, Titian's Independent Self-Portraits and Titian's Portraits through Arentino's Lens. Freeman co-edited with Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich a book of essays, Wege zum Mythos. She is also on the advisory board of Renaissance Studies and The Sixteenth-Century Journal.

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Part I. Outlining a Cinquecento Phenomenon: 1. Terms and concepts; 2. Components of the phenomenon; Part II. Discoveries and Their Impact: 3. Olympian deities in ancient sculpture; 4. Ancient testimonies; 5. Literary descriptions; 6. The question of revival; Part III. Cinquecento Works of Art: 7. 'Classical' elements; 8. Non-classical elements; 9. The conflict in Cinquecento schools of thought.