Classical Myths in Italian Renaissance Painting (Paperback)
  • Classical Myths in Italian Renaissance Painting (Paperback)

Classical Myths in Italian Renaissance Painting (Paperback)

Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 09/02/2015
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This book retraces the development of classical imagery in the visual arts of the Italian Renaissance. Luba Freedman examines poems, letters and treatises on art, which testify to the contemporary desire to depict classical myths in the style and spirit of Ovid's Metamorphoses, and to re-create the artistic patronage of the ancient Romans. This new development in art was driven by collaboration between humanists, artists, and their patrons. The extant artifacts of Roman antiquity, in addition to the study of Greek and Latin texts which brought to light descriptions of ancient paintings, were used as models for re-creating the visual culture of antiquity. Paintings of classical myths that were shaped all'antica, or in the manner of the ancients, allowed humanists to link the modern Rome with its ancient ancestry.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107512955
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 248 x 170 x 15 mm

'The subject of this book is of great importance to all scholars interested in Renaissance art ... It takes an approach different from many others and one that opens new avenues for consideration.' Sixteenth Century Journal
'Enjoyable reading and an undoubtedly interesting topic.' Roma nel Rinascimento
'Luba Freedman's book offers us a fascinating trajectory into paintings of the Renaissance with classical mythological subjects, surveying some of the most impressive episodes in the painted media ever produced on Italian soil.' Renaissance and Reformation

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