Rethinking the High Renaissance

Rethinking the High Renaissance

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qThe perception that the early sixteenth century saw a culmination of the Renaissance classical revival - only to degrade into mannerism shortly after Raphael's death in 1520 - has been extremely tenacious; but many scholars agree that this tidy narrative is deeply problematic. Exploring how we can reconceptualize the High Renaissance in a way that reflects how we research and teach today, this volume complicates and deepens our understanding of artistic change.11 The Conception and Design of Michelangeloa#39;s Sistine Chapel Ceiling: a€ Wishing just to shed a little light upon the whole ... partsaquot; David Hemsoll Like many of the supposedly pioneering works of the High Renaissance, Michelangeloa#39;s Sistine ... Part of it lies with the cult of its famous creator as one of those a€Great Artistsaquot; whose works simply do not need to be analyzed. ... After all, it very much reflects the outlook of Michelangeloa#39;s two early biographers, Giorgio Vasari (1550 and 1568)anbsp;...

Title:Rethinking the High Renaissance
Author:Jill Burke
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2012


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