Art in Renaissance Italy: 1350-1500 (Oxford History of Art)
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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 in Renaissance 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.
associations. Although stonemasons had their own arte, the goldsmiths belonged to the influential these organizations varied from silk guild, the Seta , while painters belonged to the guild of doctors and apothecaries, the Medici e Speziali. Outside Florence, however, the corporations were less prominent in political affairs and more interested in regulating purely economic activities. glass-makers faced strict The Venetian guild ot conditions on their production which were overseen
Twentieth-Century Design & Louise Peter Garlake 1500-1750 & Ruth Phillips WESTERN DESIGN Hitchcock Evelyn Welch Native North American Art and Architecture Veronica Sekules Art in Art Sculpture Since 1945 Andrew Causey 1851-1929 Richard Brettell Modern 1945-2000 After Art David Hopkins Twentieth-Century PHOTOGRAPHY American Art Erika Doss The Photograph Graham Clarke Australian Art Andrew Sayers Photography in the United States ARCHITECTURE Byzantine Art Robin
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turn to saints after whom they were named or to whom they had a special devotion. Thus Filippo Strozzi dedicated his chapel in Santa Maria Novella to St Philip and his four- teenth-century ancestor Tommaso had put up an altarpiece in honour of St Thomas Aquinas. There were saints with a reputation for particular types of efficacy, such as St Margaret, women ellers, in childbirth, St Christopher, who who was believed to aid helped children and trav- and St Apollonia, who came to
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