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Andrea Mantegna : Making Art History (Paperback)

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Andrea Mantegna: Making Art (History)

The fifteenth century Italian painter Andrea Mantegna is widely regarded as one of the most virtuosic and conceptually ambitious artists of the European tradition. Yet his place in the history of art has been a constant challenge to a teleological history of style that has prevailed--in the form of the monograph or exhibition--since Giorgio Vasari. Andrea Mantegna: Making Art (History) features a collection of readings that reveal Mantegna as challenging the parameters of art history in the demands it makes upon historical interpretation, and which explore the artist's potentially transformative impact on the study of the early Renaissance. Essays on the artist's devotional paintings, two of his monumental mural projects (the Camera Picta and Ovetari Chapel), signing practices, self-portraiture, and the meta-artistic character of his "stony" style provide a complement as well as an alternative to the narrowly iconographic tradition, concerned primarily with textual sources. Collectively, the essays serve to enrich the narrow and restrictive conceptions of the relationship of a text with new models positioned at the confluence of ancient, Renaissance, and modern poetics. With its array of approaches and methodologies, Andrea Mantegna: Making Art (History) offers striking new insights into the life and works of one of the true defining geniuses of the early Renaissance.
Andrea Mantegna: Making Art (History) presents the art of Mantegna as challenging the parameters of the history of art in the demands it makes upon historical interpretation, and explores the artist?s potentially transformative impact on the study of the early Renaissance.
  • Features an array of new methodologies for the study of Mantegna and early Renaissance art
  • Critically addresses the question of iconography and ?literary? art, as well as the politics of the monographic exhibition
  • Includes translations of two seminal accounts of the artist by Roberto Longhi and Daniel Arasse, key texts not previously available in English
  • Explores the Mantegna?s potentially transformative impact on the study of the early Renaissance
Number of Pages: 230
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History / General
Series Title: Art History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2016
TCIN: 16646676
UPC: 9781118921142
Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-0996
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