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Study of Roman ruins

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Description: The Intellectual Life of the Early Renaissance Artist
Roberto Weiss introduced The Renaissance Discovery of Classical Antiquity (1969) as ‘a history of classical archaeology in its early stages, showing … how it was developed by the enthusiasm and industry of countless humanists … [for] the concrete legacy of classical antiquity’. Renaissance artists played a part in this process of archaeological investigation and discovery. Some artists recognised the pursuit of archaeology as a route towards fulfilling their intellectual aspirations. They …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.109-140
Description: The Renaissance Print: 1470–1550
It is commonly assumed that Raphael was the first artist to realize the potential of prints as a means to propagate his artistic fame, and that Marcantonio Raimondi, by agreeing to engrave prints after Raphael’s works, became the first reproductive printmaker. There can be little doubt that Raphael and Marcantonio worked together, and that the prints the latter produced as a result of this collaboration were instrumental in spreading Raphael’s designs across Italy and the rest of Europe. What is …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.103-168

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