Parution : K. Butler Wingfield, T. Cosgriff, « Revisiting Raphael’s Vatican Stanze », Turnhout, Brepols, 2022

This volume revisits Raphael’s famous Vatican ‘Rooms’ on the occasion of the quincentennial of the artist’s death. It introduces new scholarship that addresses questions of meaning and invention, artistic process and design, patronage and ritual, and workshop collaborations. With all rooms and details published in color, including ceilings and basamenti, it constitutes an essential resource for further study of these important Renaissance artworks.

Painted between 1508 and 1524, Raphael’s Vatican Stanze are counted among the greatest masterpieces in Western art. The quincentennial of the artist’s death brings with it a new opportunity to reappraise these canonical works. In celebration of this occasion, this volume offers new interpretations of these famous Vatican spaces, addressing questions of meaning and invention, artistic process and design, patronage and ritual, and workshop collaborations. With all rooms and details published in color, including ceilings and basamenti, it constitutes an essential resource for further study of these important Renaissance artworks.

Contributors include : Kim Butler Wingfield, Tracy Cosgriff, Paul Gwynne, Marcia Hall, Tom Henry, Christian Kleinbub, Elizabeth McCahill, Nelson Minnich, John O’Malley, Lisa Pon, Patricia Reilly, Sheryl Reiss, Ingrid Rowland, Maria Ruvoldt, and Linda Wolk-Simon.

Dr. Kim Butler Wingfield is Associate Professor of Renaissance Art History at American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Tracy Cosgriff is Assistant Professor of Art History at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. Both research Raphael, text-image relationships, and the classical tradition. In addition, Butler Wingfield has published on Michelangelo, theology, and gender, while Cosgriff’s research interests also include the history of the book.

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