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Saint James Altarpiece

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Description: The Power of Color: Five Centuries of European Painting
~~At the dawn of the Quattrocento, a Gothic coloring system matched the Christian culture. Abundant gold symbolized the celestial sphere; a white gesso ground enhanced the brilliance of the pigments bound in egg, which were used in their pure form to maximize their luminosity. As the humanist view gradually gained ground, Christian...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.17-57
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00228.002
Description: The Sacred Image in the Age of Art: Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco,...
In 1490, when Savonarola was summoned back to Florence at the behest of Pico della Mirandola and Lorenzo de’ Medici, he launched his fiery campaign against the luxury and materialism of the Florentines with threats of the imminent judgment of God...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.41-63
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00155.005

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