qQuoting from poems, letters, treatises, contracts, and other contemporary writings, the author demonstrates the extent to which artists, as well as their patrons and colleagues, characteristically thought about art in the context of rivalry. Renaissance patrons often stipulated in contracts with artists that their commissions be more beautiful than works made for other patrons. The artists themselves competed for commissions. Goffen brings into sharp focus the immediacy, intensity, and complexity of artistic rivalry among the Renaissance masters, recovering for us the emotional and professional circumstances that brought about their magnificent creations.q--BOOK JACKET.Whoever wrote the Memoriale, I cite the text here as a reflection of Baccioa#39;s views , or at least views that might reasonably ... Because they had been friends in Rome, Aretino wrote, the least Baccio could do would be to send him four or five ... For the various groups, see John Pope-Hennessy, Italian High Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture, Part 3 of An ... For Florentine sculptures of Hercules, see Charles Seymour, Jr., Michelangeloa#39;s David: A Search for Identity (Pittsburgh, 1967), pp.
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