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Saint Antoninus Altarpiece

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Description: The Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice
~~Probably to a greater extent than any of the other main genres of Italian Renaissance painting, the altarpiece lends itself to being discussed in terms of function. By definition, every altarpiece served as the visual complement to an altar, itself an eminently functional object. It is reasonable, therefore, to assume that far from...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.57-85
Description: The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance: Geography, Mobility, and Style
15 August 1554. The Feast of the Assumption in Loreto at the Santa Casa, the Virgin’s birthplace miraculously transported from Nazareth to this city on the Adriatic coast. Here in this pilgrimage site, where as Montaigne described, ex-votos from so many places and princes cover the Holy House’s walls with silver and gold, the itinerant painter Lorenzo Lotto has decided to end his peripatetic existence. He inscribes the following entry in his account book: “Item, so as not to have to travel …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.11-38

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