Gentile Bellini's Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II: Lives and Afterlives of an Iconic Image (Hardback)Elizabeth Rodini (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Rodini's study covers the journey of this painting through time and geographies, revealing interactions and encounters between different cultures and politics, and throwing light upon concepts of likeness, symbolism and patrimony ... resulting in a new inspiring reading. * Gunsel Renda, Professor at the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. *
Rodini's essential "social life" of the Mehmed II portrait evokes both a memoir and a mystery novel. Her cross-cultural study blends meticulous archival research and rich critical analysis to examine every aspect of this complex painting - from its physicality to its reception spanning its inception in fifteenth-century Constantinople to contemporary London. * Lia Markey, Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library, Chicago, USA. *
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