Images of Humanist Ideals in Italian Renaissance Art

Images of Humanist Ideals in Italian Renaissance Art

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This is a study about the ideals of humanism as they are manifest in the visual arts. Using the notion of dignity, the author has subjected a number of art works to iconographical analysis. It offers interpretations of "old" images and new insights into the relationship between artist and humanist. He examines works by, among others, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. The text suggests that the artist assumed much of the interlectual responsibility of humanism by developing the means of accepting the means of effectivly translating its ideals into visally legible terms.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 567g
  • Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0773478043
  • 9780773478046

Table of contents

Masaccio's tribute money - an early representation of human dignity; the arch of dignity; Leonardo's viruvian man - a Renaissance microcosm; will Adam fly?; the poetry of painting; the mind triumphant.
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