Category: Books

The Canon Establishes Curriculum for Relevant Art
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The Canon Establishes Curriculum for Relevant Art

  Pollock further states, ‘we know these canons – Renaissance, modernist, etc. through what gets hung in galleries…gets put on the curriculum as the standard and necessary topics for study…’64 Nanette Solomon identifies Vasari as the founder of the canon and says, ‘[he] introduced a structure or discursive form that in its incessant repetition, produced […]

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Boccaccio’s Heroines: Power and Virtue in Renaissance Society (Women and Gender in the Early Modern World)

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Changing Patrons:Social Identity and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Florence by Jill Burke
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Changing Patrons:Social Identity and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Florence by Jill Burke

This is a really interesting book by my supervisor Jill Burke.

The Medici Women by Natalie R. Tomas
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The Medici Women by Natalie R. Tomas

This title presents a study of the women of the famous Medici family of republican Florence in the 15th and early 16th centuries. Natalie Tomas critically examines the changing contribution of the women in the Medici family to the eventual success of the Medici regime and their exercise of power within it; and contributes to […]

Women in Italian Renaissance Art by Paola Tinagli
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Women in Italian Renaissance Art by Paola Tinagli

This is the first book which gives a general overview of women as subject-matter in Italian Renaissance painting. The text is divided into five chapters with an introduction, which cover the following themes: women as protagonists of narratives in paintings for domestic furniture; portraiture; the nude; and depictions of female saints. All of these themes […]

Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning by Cristelle Baskins and Lisa Rosenthal
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Early Modern Visual Allegory: Embodying Meaning by Cristelle Baskins and Lisa Rosenthal

The first book in over twenty-five years devoted solely to allegory and personification in art history, this anthology complements current literary and cultural studies of allegory. The volume re-examines early modern allegorical imagery in light of crucial material, contextual and methodological questions: how are allegories conceived; for whom; and for what purposes? Contributors consider a […]

Seeing Through Clothes by Anne Hollander
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Seeing Through Clothes by Anne Hollander

This is an illustrated study of the representation of the body and clothing in Western art, from Greek sculpture and vase painting, through medieval and Renaissance portraits, to contemporary films and fashion photography. Source: Amazon

Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice
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Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice

For nearly four decades in the sixteenth century, the careers of Venice’s three greatest painters–Titan, Tintoretto and Veronese–overlapped, producing mutual influences and bitter rivalries that changed art history. Venice was then among Europe’s richest cities, and its plentiful commissions fostered an exceptionally fertile and innovative climate. In it, the three artists–brilliant, ambitious and fiercely competitive–vied […]

Titian by Peter Humfrey
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Titian by Peter Humfrey

Tiziano Vecellio (c.1488/90-1576) – known in English simply as Titian – was a remarkably versatile painter, equally comfortable with a wide range of genres and subjects. Unlike many artists from history whose work has been appreciated only after their death, Titian enjoyed fame and success throughout his career, which spanned over seven decades. Based in […]

Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
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Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

For the past 65 years, the National Galleries of Scotland has displayed the acclaimed Bridgewater Collection, one of the worlds most important groups of Old Master paintings still under private ownership. Consisting largely of French and Italian works, the collection includes Titians Diana and Actaeon (recently purchased by the National Galleries of Scotland and the […]