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1. Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?

1. Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0001
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9780192803542
Renaissance audiences of Renaissance art did not view the familiar artworks of that era in the same way as contemporary audiences view art. ‘Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?’ ... More
7. Objects and images for the domestic sphere

7. Objects and images for the domestic sphere  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0007
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9780192803542
Many might imagine that Renaissance art consists only of monumental masterpieces. The reality is that the majority of works produced were actually smaller-scale objects made by little-known ... More
Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction  

Geraldine A Johnson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.001.0001
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book
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Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction provides a broad cultural-historical context for some of the Renaissance's most famous artists and works of art, introducing both ... More
4. The challenge of nature and the antique

4. The challenge of nature and the antique  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0004
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9780192803542
Much has been written on the meanings that can be inferred from the subject matter of Renaissance art. In general, Renaissance artists aimed to do more than just imitate nature and evoke ... More
5. Portraiture and the rise of ‘Renaissance man’

5. Portraiture and the rise of ‘Renaissance man’  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0005
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9780192803542
Can the Renaissance be described as embodying the moment when the modern notion of ‘individuality’ and the concept of the self as an autonomous entity first became manifest? The Renaissance ... More
9. Michelangelo: the birth of the artist and of art history

9. Michelangelo: the birth of the artist and of art history  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0009
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9780192803542
The notion of the artist as a creative genius and personality is a modern one. Until the Renaissance, many of the objects and images produced would have been viewed first in terms of their ... More
5. Culture

5. Culture  

Peter Marshall

in The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777066
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.003.0006
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‘Culture’ explores the cultural effect of the Reformation. Luther saw the didactic and decorative purpose of art in churches and Bibles, whilst Calvin and Zwingli were iconoclastic, purging ... More

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