Art and Society in Italy 1350 - 1500

Welch, Evelyn (1997) Art and Society in Italy 1350 - 1500. Oxford History of Art . Oxford University Press, Oxford, 351 pp. ISBN 9780192842039

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Abstract

The Italian Renaissance was a pivotal period in the history of Western culture during which artists such as Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo created some of the world's most influential and exciting works in a variety of artistic fields. Here, Evelyn Welch presents a fresh picture of the Italian Renaissance by challenging traditional scholarship and placing emphasis on recreating the experience of contemporary Italians: the patrons who commissioned the works, the members of the public who viewed them, and the artists who produced them. Art and Society in Italy 1350-1500 dramatically revises the traditional story of the Renaissance and takes into account new issues that have greatly enriched our understanding of the period. From paintings and coins to sculptures and tapestries, Welch examines the issues of materials, workshop practices, and artist-patron relationships, and explores the ways in which visual imagery related to contemporary sexual, social, and political behavior.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:35
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 12:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26769
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