Creating The "Divine" Artist: From Dante To Michelangelo: 19 (Cultures, Beliefs, And Traditions) - P. Emison
Brill (2004)
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Art criticism - History, Art, Renaissance, Artists - Social conditions, Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Turning a skeptical eye on the idea that Renaissance artists were widely believed to be as utterly admirable as Vasari claimed, this book re-opens the question of why artists were praised and by whom, and specifically why the language of divinity was invoked, a practice the ancients did not license. The epithet ''divino'' is examined in the context of claims to liberal arts status and to analogy with poets, musicians, and other ''uomini famossi.'' The reputations of Michelangelo and Brunelleschi are compared not only with each other but with those of Dante and Ariosto, of Aretino and of the ubiquitous beloved of the sonnet tradition. Nineteenth-century reformulations of the idea of Renaissance artistic divinity are treated in the epilogue, and twentieth-century treatments of the idea of artistic "ingegno" in an appendix.

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LoC Classification N6915 .E466 2004
Dewey 700.9024
Format Hardcover
Cover Price 133,00 €
No. of Pages 866
Height x Width 241 x 163 mm
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