Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio

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Yale University Press, 1988 - Art - 310 pages
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Looks at the Venetian paintings of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, explains how they expressed the social, cultural, and aesthetic values of the times, and discusses the style of the paintings.
 

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This well-illustrated inquiry examines individually and contextually the "eyewitness'' paintings executed in Venice, ca. 1470-1530. Hung in government council chambers and religious lodges, these ... Read full review

Contents

The Situation
9
The Tradition
31
the Scnola di San Giovanni
49
the Dalmatians 69 the Albanians 70 St Stephen in
73
Intentions
79
Affmities
87
Antecedents
99
The Sacred in the Profane
135
From Istoria to Fantasia
193
Visible Witnesses
219
EPILOGUE
235
APPENDIX
241
Early Venetian Cycles of Narrative Paintings
258
BIBLIOGRAPHY
299
INDEX
307
Copyright

History as Ceremonial
165

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Patricia Fortini Brown is professor and chair of the department of art and archaeology at Princeton University.

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