The Two Parallel Realities of Alberti and Cennini: The Power of Writing and the Visual Arts in the Italian Quattrocentro (Studies in Italian Literatur

The Two Parallel Realities of Alberti and Cennini: The Power of Writing and the Visual Arts in the Italian Quattrocentro (Studies in Italian Literatur

By: Latifah Troncelliti (author)Hardback

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By challenging the traditional assumption that the historian's expertise may allow for a superior understanding of the artwork, this study has wide-ranging implications that will make it relevant to many fields.

Contents

Preface ix; Chapter I. Introduction: The Progressive Separation Of Art Theory And Art Practice 1; The Counter-Reformation: The Split Between Art Practice and Art Theory 8; A Historical Misunderstanding 18; Chapter II. Changing Perspective 27; Giorgio Vasari: A Sober View of Alberti 37; Alberti's Humanist Friends 61; Schlosser's critique. 65; Chapter III. The Making Of Cennino Cennini 77; Gaetano and Carlo Milanesi's New Cennini 84; Different Opinions Contesting the Milanesis' Version 105; The Cultural Usefulness of the New Cennini 115; Cennini in the Making 125; Chapter IV. The Libro Dell'Arte And On Painting 133; Cennini and Alberti: Differences in Style and Character 140; Literary Ambition in the Libro dell'Arte 151; Cennini's Fantasia and Alberti Lack Thereory 158; Contrasting Views on Artistic Talent 173; Cennini's Practical Method and Alberti's "Costruzione Legittima" 186; Chapter V. Cennino Cennini And Leon Battista Alberti On Color 193; The Albertian "Friendship of Colors" 194; Alberti's Self-Image As an Expert On Color 201; Cennini: the Painter's Color 204; Gilding 207; Relief in Painting 215; The Material Act of Painting and Its Enjoyment 231; Light in Painting and the Depiction of Aerial Perspective 241; Chapter VI. Conclusion 249; Bibliography 261; Index 271

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  • ISBN13: 9780773465015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780773465015
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 0773465014

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