Auteur : helenepirot

Parution : Nicholas Penny, « Italian Paintings in the Norton Simon Museum. The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries », Londres, Yale University Press, 2020

Italian Paintings in the Norton Simon Museum The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries A handsome introduction to one of the most important collections of Italian art in the United States The preeminent collector Norton Simon amassed more than 100 Italian paintings during his 35-year career, and today they stand among the treasures of the Norton Simon Museum. In this catalogue—the first of two volumes devoted to the museum’s Italian painting collection—noted art historian Sir Nicholas Penny...

Parution : Alexander Nagel, Giancarla Periti, « Ravenna in the Imagination of Renaissance Art », Turnhout, Brepols, 2020

Ravenna in the Imagination of Renaissance Art It is clear that Renaissance artists and their patrons were interested in Ravenna’s buildings and their decorations, both before Vasari’s negative pronouncements and after them. Contemporary European travelers and diarists have left descriptions of the city’s heritage, by then in ruinous condition. What happens if we reinsert this corpus of Ravenna’s treasures and their multiple imbrications into our histories of Renaissance art? How can our narratives change if...

Parution : S. Campbell, « Andrea Mantegna: Humanist Aesthetics, Faith, and the Force of Images », Brepols, 2020

Andrea Mantegna: Humanist Aesthetics, Faith, and the Force of Images If the fifteenth century in Italy has been seen as the moment when the constellation of disciplines known as “the humanities” begins to take shape, it was also a time when a “crisis in the humanities” – their value, their limits, who and what they included or excluded – was also manifest. A largely nineteenth century construction of “Renaissance humanism” has indelibly cast humanist pursuits...

Parution : Amy R. Bloch et Daniel M. Zolli, « The Art of Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy », Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020

The Art of Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy Fifteenth-century Italy witnessed sweeping innovations in the art of sculpture. Sculptors rediscovered new types of images from classical antiquity and invented new ones, devised novel ways to finish surfaces, and pushed the limits of their materials to new expressive extremes. The Art of Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy surveys the sculptural production created by a range of artists throughout the peninsula. It offers a comprehensive overview of Italian sculpture...

Exposition : « Facing Van Eyck, The Miracle of the Detail », Bruxelles, BOZAR, du 24 septembre 2020 au 10 janvier 2021

« Facing Van Eyck, The Miracle of the Detail » Au Moyen-Âge, pèlerins et croisés partis d’Occident traversaient les territoires byzantins pour rejoindre la Terre Sainte. Ils y ont découvert la culture byzantine et l’ont diffusée à leur retour. Ce n’est toutefois qu’à la fin du XIVe et pendant le XVe siècle que les modèles byzantins ont commencé à devenir une source d’inspiration aux Pays-Bas. Des primitifs flamands comme Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Memling et Schongauer...

Parution : Miriam Sarah Marotzki, « Leonardos Bart oder Künstler als Philosophen », Brill, Wilhelm Fink, Juin 2020

Leonardos Bart oder Künstler als Philosophen Die Studie „Leonardos Bart“ liefert erstmals aus kunsthistorisch-interdisziplinärer Perspektive umfassend und systematisch Einblick in die Sozialfigur des Künstler-Philosophen, die sie in den Selbstformungen frühneuzeitlicher Künstler findet. Dabei sind es antike Größen wie Sokrates und Aristoteles, die von Künstlern wie Leonardo da Vinci und Michelangelo Buonarroti als Vorbilder einer Anähnelung gewählt werden. Der Band dient gleichermaßen als Nachschlagewerk für (Selbst-)Darstellungen Leonardos und Michelangelos in Bild und Text. Für diese Übersicht...

Parution : Christopher J. Nygren, « Titian’s Icons. Tradition, Charisma, and Devotion in Renaissance Italy », Penn State University Press, 2020

Titian’s Icons – Tradition, Charisma, and Devotion in Renaissance Italy Titian, one of the most successful painters of the Italian Renaissance, was credited by his contemporaries with painting a miracle-working image, the San Rocco Christ Carrying the Cross. Taking this unusual circumstance as a point of departure, Christopher J. Nygren revisits the scope and impact of Titian’s life’s work. Nygren shows how, motivated by his status as the creator of a miracle-working object, Titian played an...

Parution : Judith Noorman, « Art, Honor and Success in The Dutch Republic. The Life and Career of Jacob van Loo », Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2020

Art, Honor and Success in The Dutch Republic The Life and Career of Jacob van Loo Focusing on the interrelationship between Jacob van Loo’s art, honor, and career, this book argues that Van Loo’s lifelong success and unblemished reputation were by no means incompatible, as art historians have long assumed, with his specialization in painting nudes and his conviction for manslaughter. Van Loo’s iconographic specialty — the nude — allowed his clientele to present themselves...

Parution : Carolina Mangone, « Bernini’s Michelangelo », Londres, Yale University Press, 2020

Bernini’s Michelangelo A novel exploration of the threads of continuity, rivalry, and self-conscious borrowing that connect the Baroque innovator with his Renaissance paragon. Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), like all ambitious artists, imitated eminent predecessors. What set him apart was his lifelong and multifaceted focus on Michelangelo Buonarroti—the master of the previous age. Bernini’s Michelangelo is the first comprehensive examination of Bernini’s persistent and wide-ranging imitation of Michelangelo’s canon (his art and its rules). Prevailing accounts submit...

Parution : Luca Nannipieri, « Raffaello. Il trionfo della ragione », Milan, Skira, 2020

Raffaello – Il trionfo della ragione L’uomo è molto più importante di Dio. Sembra scritto questo nell’opera che riteniamo più importante di Raffaello, lo Sposalizio della Vergine, conservata alla Pinacoteca di Brera. Guardando la scena, paradossalmente, centrale non è Dio, non è il suo racconto, ma è l’opera dell’uomo. Te lo dice lo sguardo, anzitutto. Raffaello voleva che lo dicessero anzitutto loro: i tuoi occhi. I tuoi occhi che, osservando l’opera, sono sospinti a guardare...