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p. 917. Objects and images for the domestic spherelocked

  • Geraldine A. Johnson


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 or sometimes anonymous artists and craftsmen for domestic or specific devotional purposes. ‘Objects and images for the domestic sphere’ looks at both the well-known and lesser-known art output, which consisted of items such as Marian reliefs, hanging tapestries, decorated chests, wine jugs, and furniture. Museums tend to display the ‘high’ separately from the ‘low’ artefacts, but at the time of the Renaissance they were all together and equally part of daily life.

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