Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays, Recipes | August 19, 2015

    Cara Nicoletti: IMG Ramona Quimby Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs



    Note: Join us at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing on Wednesday, September 16, for an author event with Cara Nicoletti. As a kid, I read for... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

The Revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance Art

by

The Revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance Art Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this study, Luba Freedman examines the revival of the twelve Olympian deities in the visual arts of sixteenth-century Italy. Renaissance representation of the Olympians as autonomous figures in paintings, sculpture and drawing were not easily integrated into a Christian society. While many patrons and artists venerated the ancient art works for their artistic qualities, others, nourished by religious beliefs, felt compelled to adapt ancient representations to Christian subjects. These conflicting attitudes influenced the representation of deities intentionally made all'antica, often resulting in an interweaving of classical and non-classical elements that is alien to the original, ancient sources. This study, the first devoted to this problem, highlights the problematic framework of the display and reception of ancient art during the Cinquecento. It offers new insights into the uneven absorption of the classical heritage during the early modern era.

Synopsis:

Examines the revival of the twelve Olympian deities in the visual arts of sixteenth-century Italy. Renaissance representation of the Olympians as autonomous figures in paintings, sculpture and drawing were not easily integrated into a Christian society. These conflicting attitudes influenced the representation of deities intentionally made all'antica, often resulting in an interweaving of classical and non-classical elements that is alien to the original, ancient sources. This study, the first devoted to this problem, offers new insights into the uneven absorption of the classical heritage during the early modern era.

Table of Contents

Part I: Outlining a Cinquecento Phenomenon: 1. Terms and concepts; 2. Components of the Phenomenon; Part II: Discoveries and Their Impact: 3. Olympian deities in ancient sculpture; 4. Ancient testimonies; 5. Literary descriptions; 6. The question of revival; Part III. Cinquecento Works of Art: 7. 'Classical' elements; 8. Non-classical elements; 9. The conflict in cinquecento schools of thought.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521815765
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Author:
Freedman, Luba
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Art, renaissance
Subject:
Art, italian
Subject:
Mythology, Greek, in art.
Subject:
Gods, Greek, in art.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Series Volume:
v. 13.
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 line diagrams 47 half-tones
Pages:
318

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Europe General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Renaissance
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » General

The Revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance Art
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 318 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521815765 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Examines the revival of the twelve Olympian deities in the visual arts of sixteenth-century Italy. Renaissance representation of the Olympians as autonomous figures in paintings, sculpture and drawing were not easily integrated into a Christian society. These conflicting attitudes influenced the representation of deities intentionally made all'antica, often resulting in an interweaving of classical and non-classical elements that is alien to the original, ancient sources. This study, the first devoted to this problem, offers new insights into the uneven absorption of the classical heritage during the early modern era.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.