Art and Society in Italy 1350-1500

ISBN-10: 019284203X
ISBN-13: 9780192842039
Edition: 1997
Authors: Evelyn S. Welch
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/8/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

The Italian Renaissance was a pivotal period in the history of Western culture during which artists such as Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo created some of the world's most influential and exciting works in a variety of artistic fields. Here, Evelyn Welch presents a fresh picture of the Italian Renaissance by challenging traditional scholarship and placing emphasis on recreating the experience of contemporary Italians: the patrons who commissioned the works, the members of the public who viewed them, and the artists who produced them. Art and Society in Italy 1350-1500 dramatically revises the traditional story of the Renaissance and takes into account new issues that have greatly enriched our understanding of the period. From paintings and coins to sculptures and tapestries, Welch examines the issues of materials, workshop practices, and artist-patron relationships, and explores the ways in which visual imagery related to contemporary sexual, social, and political behavior.

Introduction
Artistic Enterprises
Materials and Methods
The Organization of Art
Defining Relationships: Artists and Patrons
Audiences for Art
The Sacred Setting
Sites of Devotion
The Art of Government
Creating Authority
Rome and the Republics
Art and the Household
The Domestic Setting
Notes
List of Illustrations
Bibliographic Essay
Timeline
Index

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