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Living Image in Renaissance Art

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ISBN-10: 0521821592

ISBN-13: 9780521821599

Edition: 2004

Authors: Fredrika H. Jacobs

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Combining research and ideas from the histories of art, medicine, and natural philosophy, this book demonstrates the significance of "lifelikeness" in Renaissance art and considers the implications of claims that a work of art is "a living thing." Critical language describing such works became codified. This period also witnessed the advent of early modern medicine and anatomical science. Sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance artists rendered images in painting and sculpture that are so higholy mimetic as to be nearly lifelike.
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Book details

List price: $108.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/11/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 292
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Fredrika H. Jacobs is professor of art history at Virginia Commonwealth University. A scholar of Italian Renaissance art, she is the author of Defining the Renaissance: Virtuosa Women Artists and the Language of Art History and Criticism.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Topos of Lifelikeness
The Analogical Relationship of Art and Life: Concepts and Language
(DIS)Assembling: Michelangelo and Marsyas
Mona Lisa's "Beating Pulse"
Nosce Te Ipsum: Narcissus, Mirrors, and Monsters
The Lifeless and the (RE)Animation of the Lifelike
Selected Bibliography