Italian and Spanish Art, 1600-1750

Italian and Spanish Art, 1600-1750

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The Baroque period was crucial for the development of art theory and the advancement of the artistic academy. This collection of primary sources brings this important period to life with significant documents and texts. It conveniently assembles major texts, which are otherwise available only in scattered publications. The lives of leading artists--Caravaggio, El Greco, among others---are discussed by their contemporaries, while Bellori, Galileo, Pascoli, and others write on art theory and practice. The documents provide fascinating glimpses of the period's artistic self-image.Bernini received her in the heavy rough garment he was accustomed to wear when working in marble. ... Nature knows how to give to every part its commensurate beauty, Bernini said, but one must know how to recognize it when the opportunity arises. ... He held that the story of the Venus that Zeuxis made was a fable: that is to say, the story that Zeuxis had made her from the most beautiful parts of manyanbsp;...

Title:Italian and Spanish Art, 1600-1750
Author:Robert Enggass, Jonathan Brown
Publisher:Northwestern University Press - 1970


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