Quality, demand, and the pressures of reputation: rethinking Perugino

O'Malley, Michelle (2007) Quality, demand, and the pressures of reputation: rethinking Perugino. Art Bulletin, 89 (4). pp. 674-693. ISSN 0004-3079

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Abstract

What is the economic meaning of reputation? The associations that existed among reputation, demand, production, and price in the careers of popular Renaissance painters are complex. A body of written, visual, and analytic material from about 1500 concerning the painter Pietro Perugino makes it possible to investigate these interrelations and to explore the strategies that arose to deal with the demand that resulted from fame. Reputation and demand together exerted immense force on production practices, and this pressure had significant effects on the quality of works of art, regardless of price.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Depositing User: Michelle O'Malley
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:57
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 12:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28834
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