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Venus of Urbino

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Description: Venus of Urbino
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Description: The Italian Renaissance Nude
More than a hundred years come between Cennini’s dismissal of women as unworthy of study to form the “perfect body” and the famous text ascribed to Raphael about generating his image of Galatea (fig. 4.1) through an “Idea.” The two texts betray contrasting attitudes toward the artistic worth of female beauty that encapsulate a...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.125-157
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00310.5
Description: Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art
What separates the woman with whom I have spent most of my life or my closest friend from others whose paths have crossed mine for shorter or more scattered times...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.102-138
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00285.4
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
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00285.1
Description: Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today
~In late 1862, Édouard Manet (1832–1883) noted in his studio carnet that a model he described as “Laure, très belle négresse” (“Laure, very beautiful black woman”) sat for a portrait in his rue...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.7-83
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00239.002
Description: America’s Rome: Volume I—Classical Rome
John Singer Sargent’s Roman sketchbook of 1869 contains—besides a pale gray wash of the Colosseum and a drawing of the white oxen of the Campagna—studies by the sixteen-year-old artist of the Laocoon and the Apollo Belvedere in the Vatican ...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.182-392
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00010.010

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