The Lives of Paintings: Presence, Agency and Likeness in Venetian Art of the Sixteenth Century - Studien aus dem Warburg-Haus 18Elsje van Kessel (author)
Mixed media product 348 Pages / Published: 24/04/2017
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As this book shows, paintings in 16th-century Venice were often treated as living beings. On the basis of case studies, its author offers a detailed examination of the agency paintings and other two-dimensional images could exert. Grounded in the theoretical literature on the agency of material things, the book contributes to Venetian studies as well as engaging with wider debates on the attribution of life and presence to images and objects.
Publisher: De Gruyter
Number of pages: 348
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
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