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Adam and Eve

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Description: The Intellectual Life of the Early Renaissance Artist
Renaissance artists sometimes produced works intended primarily to serve as demonstration pieces. They may have wished to display both their skills in technique and craftsmanship, and their intellectual concerns and abilities. A noteworthy example of this type of work, from the very end of our period, is Parmigianino’s Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror (fig. 112). Vasari writes that Parmigianino took this panel, and others, with him to Rome, where Pope Clement VII and his court were …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.245-270
Description: The Renaissance Print: 1470–1550
Max Lehrs, the scholar who brought order to the history of German and Netherlandish engraving, took it for granted that the earliest intaglio prints were thought of primarily as workshop models and patterns; he considered it unlikely that they could have been much esteemed as valuable objects in their own right. Much the same conclusion can be drawn for Italian prints of the fifteenth century. Lehrs’s view still seems well founded, in part because it establishes a convincing parity between …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.260-358

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