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Faces of Power & Piety (J. Paul Getty Museum Medieval Imagination)

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Faces of Power and Piety is the second in the Medieval Imagination series of small, affordable books that draw on manuscript illuminations in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library. Each volume focuses on a particular theme to provide an accessible and delightful introduction to the imagination of the medieval world.

The vivid and charming faces featured in this volume include portraits of both illustrious historical figures and celebrated contemporaries. They reveal that medieval artists often disregarded physical appearance in favor of emphasizing qualities such as power and piety, capturing how their subjects wished to be remembered for the ages. Faces of Power and Piety also looks at the development of portraiture in the modern sense during the Renaissance, when likeness became an important component of portrait painting. An exhibition of the same name will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from August 12 through October 26, 2008.

Synopsis:

The vivid and charming faces featured in this volume include portraits of both illustrious historical figures and celebrated contemporaries. They reveal that medieval artists often disregarded physical appearance in favor of emphasizing qualities such as power and piety, capturing how their subjects wished to be remembered for the ages. Faces of Power and Piety also looks at the development of portraiture in the modern sense during the Renaissance, when likeness became an important component of portrait painting. An exhibition of the same name will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from August 12 through October 26, 2008.

About the Author

Erik Inglis teaches medieval art history at Oberlin College in Ohio. His publications center on court art in the later medieval France, from art and ritual to the court painter Jean Fouquet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892369300
Author:
Inglis, Erik
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Author:
null, Erik
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mediev
Subject:
Portraits, Medieval
Subject:
Techniques - Calligraphy
Subject:
European
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Religious
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Art, Religious
Edition Description:
1
Series:
J. Paul Getty Museum Medieval Imagination
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
84 color illus.
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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The vivid and charming faces featured in this volume include portraits of both illustrious historical figures and celebrated contemporaries. They reveal that medieval artists often disregarded physical appearance in favor of emphasizing qualities such as power and piety, capturing how their subjects wished to be remembered for the ages. Faces of Power and Piety also looks at the development of portraiture in the modern sense during the Renaissance, when likeness became an important component of portrait painting. An exhibition of the same name will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from August 12 through October 26, 2008.
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