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Time to re-read this for a class and I am loving it Italka Angelico’s as Humiliatio. A very interesting and helpful book, particularly for it’s explanation and categorization of images of the Annunciation in Renaissance artwork. The “polite, business-like and religious systems of discrimination” are all explained succinctly in chapter two and then with humor “it may be infected that the Quattrocento man invoked by the last chapter is just a church-going business man with a taste for dancing.


Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento : Michael Baxandall :

This chapter alone brought me closer to the artists, because of their handwritten letters featured to underline a certain saying. In his Giotto and Orators Baxandall found that the language that the Renaissance man had available when speaking of art was not only scant but also based on the classical tradition of rhetoric — i. If you love the Renaissance, do yourself a favor and read this book. This little book changed the mind of many art historians and not just those of Renaissance specialists.

Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento

The baxwndall focus here is Florence and artists connected with it. I imagine the whole book to be written in the eaperienze manner. Coming in at only pages, this brilliant book had me rummagaing through art pictures re-looking at a number of old masters in a new light.

To ask other readers questions about Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocentoplease sign up. Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: The third axis in the cultural texture is the relative importance of Arithmetic in the educational baggage in this period. The mercantile value of the painting was becoming less material deo approaching the ineffable.


In this process, this perceived immateriality was also the quality that helped the craftsmen, gradually, to fashion their own persona as artists. Needed to read this for a History of Art Essay. One of the best books about the Italian Renaissance.

Adam is all Shame and Grief has the name of Eve. Apr 15, Gerard Brown rated it it was amazing. Valeria Leeal rated it it was ok Quattrocsnto 21, I wish I read this before visiting Italy.

A beautiful, detailed study of how the style of pictures reflect social history of a specific historical history. That vague precision constitutes my only current criticism view spoiler [and one I mean only very mildly hide spoiler ]. Want to Read baaxndall. It sparked myimagination and left me wishing all art history books took this kind of approach.

Even for those young men who wanted to become lawyers, a thorough grounding in the art of calculation was paramount for a city of merchants. I read this while studying for my A-levels and remember finding it quite thrilling at the time, especially after taking an Easter break in Florence and experiencing a lot of the art discussed first-hand.

And yet they do. Trivia About Painting and Expe Can anyone recommend a more recent book that offers a more up-to-date perspective on the Florentine renaissance? In questa ricerca, innovativa anche sul piano metodologico, Baxandall esamina contratti, lettere, registrazioni contabili per individuare le strutture del mercato dell’arte quattrocentesco.

This book completely changed the way I Will experience visual art, it taught me a lot about 15th century Italy and it made me smile.

Jan 25, Caroline added it. If some narrative scenes could also be dramatizations of virtues, one could also allegorize mathematical relations and transform edperienze into pious matter suitable for sermons.

Bodies embodied the soul.

Yet those que Despite the fact that this is an utterly brilliant and original — and, indeed, an important — book, I can understand why some have given it 4, or even a mere 3-stars Harmonies of the spheres had already elevated music, and, as any reader of Dante knows, numbers could be the hidden framework of writings that helped mystical contemplation.


Open Preview See a Problem? With this last theme, Baxandall considers how the three axes met. Konstantine Balakatounis rated it it was ok May 27, For example the palm of a hand slightly raised with the fingers spread out in a timid fan is found very often as a sign of invitation.

A friar would have a sound theological knowledge, but had also been instructed in arithmetic and understood the meaning of gestures to be used in the pulpit. No trivia or quizzes yet. A Selectionwas the main vehicle of transmission from one usage to the other.

Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento: Michael Baxandall: : Books

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 06, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The best painting s wsperienze express their culture not just directly but espedienze, because it is by complimenting it that they are best designed to serve public need: The Ear is second, with the attentive Word That and and nourishes the Mind.

The way they rendered the story had to exemplify that quality. It’s an art’s book, that is not hard technical, but broad view, it mixes academic data of the paintings and technique with how’s related to everyday life in Reinassance.

Mar 31, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: