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Description: Transfiguration
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Description: Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art
All beautiful things, the Greek philosopher Plotinus wrote in the third century A.D., produce “awe and a shock of delight, passionate longing, love and a shudder of rapture...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-35
Description: The Sacred Image in the Age of Art: Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco,...
We take for granted the transition from Early to High Renaissance in Florence, as if the new half-millennium automatically engendered the new style. We fail to recognize the extent to which it is a new style, and not the necessary next phase of Renaissance naturalism. It is hard to envisage how the new beginning of what Wölfflin would call “the classic style” would have...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.65-95
Description: Images and Identity in Fifteenth-Century Florence
So advised Paolo da Certaldo in his mid-fourteenth-century book of behavioral guidance. Though the spiritual gaze might seem awkwardly bifocal, with one eye raised and the other lowered, the injunction rests on great authority.
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.177-226

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