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Poussin and the Poetics of Painting Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso

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ISBN-10: 0521833671

ISBN-13: 9780521833677

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jonathan Unglaub

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Torquato Tasso's poetic discourses were the most important source for Poussin's theory of painting. The poet's ideas on artistic imitation, novelty, and plot structure and unity, which are exemplified in his epic La Gerusalemme liberata, proved to be fundamental to the artist's conception of narrative painting, culminating in the Israelites Gathering Manna. Offering new interpretations of his works, this book also investigates Poussin's larger literary culture and how this context illuminates the artist's response to contemporary poetic texts, especially in his mythological paintings.
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/6/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 308
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

Jonathan Unglaub is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Brandeis University. A scholar of Renaissance and Baroque art, he has contributed to The Art Bulletin and The Burlington Magazine, and has received fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), the Getty Humanities Center, and the Clark Institute.

"Ut Pictura Poetica" : Poussin and the poetics of Tasso
Poussin's Novita
Metaphorical reflections in Echo and Narcissus and Rinaldo and Armida
The critique of the Gerusalemme Liberata and the visual arts
Poussin, Marino, and painting in the Ovidian Age
Poussin, Raphael, and Tasso : the poetics of pictorial narrative
Conclusion : Poussin and the Gerusalemme Liberata : action into episode, history into myth