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Guercino's Paintings and His Patrons' Politics in Early Modern Italy examines how the seventeenth-century Italian painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (better known as Il Guercino) instilled the political ideas of his patrons into his paintings. As it focuses on eight works showing religious scenes and scenes taken from Roman history, this volume bridges the gap between social and cultural history and the history of art, untangling the threads of art, politics, and religion during the time of the Thirty Years' War. A prolific painter, Guercino enjoyed the patronage of such luminaries as Pope Gregory XV, Cardinals Serra, Ludovisi, Spada, and Magalotti, and the French secretary of state La Vrilli?. While scholarly research has been devoted to Guercino's oeuvre, this book is the first to place his works squarely in the context of the political and social circumstances of seventeenth-century Italy, stressing the points of view and agendas of his powerful patrons. What were once meanings only apparent to the educated elite?or those familiar with the political affairs of the time?are now scrutinized and clarified for an audience far from the struggles of early modern Europe.

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Genre: Art
Author: DanielM. Unger
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-07-05
File: 212 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351564816

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The volume discusses the world as it was known in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, focusing on projects concerned with mapping as a conceptual and artistic practice, with visual representations of space, and with destinations of real and fictive travel. Maps were often taken as straightforward, objective configurations. However, they expose deeply subjective frameworks with social, political, and economic significance. Travel narratives, whether illustrated or not, can address similar frameworks. Whereas travelled space is often adventurous, and speaking of hardship, strange encounters and danger, city portraits tell a tale of civilized life and civic pride. The book seeks to address the multiple ways in which maps and travel literature conceive of the world, communicate a 'Weltbild', depict space, and/or define knowledge. The volume challenges academic boundaries in the study of cartography by exploring the links between mapmaking and artistic practices. The contributions discuss individual mapmakers, authors of travelogues, mapmaking as an artistic practice, the relationship between travel literature and mapmaking, illustration in travel literature, and imagination in depictions of newly explored worlds.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Ingrid Baumgärtner
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release: 2019-03-04
File: 421 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783110587418

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From conception onwards, Stuart offspring were presented to their subjects through texts, images and public celebrations. Audiences were exhorted to share in their development, establishing affective bonds with the royal family and its latest additions. Yet inviting the public into Stuart domestic affairs exposed them to intense scrutiny and private interactions were endowed with public dimensions. Images of royal children had the potential both to support and to undermine dynastic messages. In Imaging Stuart Family Politics, Catriona Murray explores the promotion of Stuart familial propaganda through the figure of the royal child. Bringing together royal ritual, court portraiture and popular prints, she offers a distinctive perspective on this crucial dimension of seventeenth-century political culture, exploring the fashioning and dismantling of reproductive imagery, as well as the vital role of visual display within these dialogues. This wide-ranging study will appeal to scholars of Stuart cultural, political and social history.

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Genre: Art
Author: Catriona Murray
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-07-05
File: 202 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351563239

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures, and events.

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Genre: Art
Author: Lilian H. Zirpolo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2018-03-13
File: 692 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781538111291

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Redefining Eclecticism in Early Modern Bolognese Painting. Ideology, Practice, and Criticism focuses on the unique nature of early modern Bolognese painting that found its expression in stylistic diversity. The flourishing of different stylistic approaches in the Mannerist paintings of the previous generation evolved, at the turn the seventeenth century, in the work of the Bolognese painters into an approach best described as eclecticism, characterized by the combination of two or more styles in a single work of art. Eclectism was a major innovation and major contribution to the history of art. But it then also became a critical term that suffered much negative press. The book therefore also traces the role of ecclecticism as a concept in the evolution of criticism and scholarship about the Bolognese school of painting over 250 years, showing how the dramatically vacillating attitudes towards this concept shaped the historical view of the Bolognese painters, ultimately having a tremendous dampening impact on our understanding of seventeenth-century art.

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Genre: Art
Author: Daniel Unger
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Release: 2019-02-05
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9789048537259

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Author: Leopold von Ranke
Publisher:
Release: 1866
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:600039615

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Genre: Art
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105110792665

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Catalogus van 90 tekeningen in Nederlands bezit van de Italiaanse barokkunstenaar, wiens werk vaak met dat van Rembrandt vergeleken wordt.

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Genre: Drawing
Author: Carel van Tuyll van Serooskerken
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release: 1991
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105000432232

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Genre: Bible
Author: Heidi J. Hornik
Publisher:
Release: 2003
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015062619914

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Genre: Art
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105017121869

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