Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento by Michael Baxandall at – ISBN – ISBN – Einaudi. Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento: Michael Baxandall: : Books. pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’italia del quattrocento le condizioni del mercato un dipinto del xv la testimonianza di un rapporto sociale: da un lato un.

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To me Baxandalls were really clear. In this process, this perceived immateriality was also the quality that helped the craftsmen, gradually, to fashion their own persona qyattrocento artists.

Vasu rated it it was ok May 06, Some stock scenes were also taken as generic examples of specific virtues. Adam is all Shame and Grief has the name of Eve. No trivia or quizzes yet.

My lecturer mentioned this in three consecutive lectures, which had to be a good endorsement. Serving as both an introduction to fifteenth-century Italian painting and as a text on how to interpret soci Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy An introduction to 15th century Italian painting and the social history behind it, arguing that the two are interlinked and that the conditions of the time helped fashion distinctive elements in the painter’s style.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A noble could be less agile with his mathematics, but he was a believer of Christ and displayed a highly polished level of politeness. After laying a firm ground of how painting and by extension, religion was received and understood by the layperson, he explains the particular meaning of each of the adjectives used to describe the artists at the beginning.

The mercantile value of the painting was becoming less material and approaching the ineffable. And yet they do. The way they rendered the story had to exemplify that quality.

Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento

Trivia About Painting and Expe There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Leonardo also wrote recommendations for painters advising them to study the gestures or body language of orators and dumb men. Feo Belcari, Although I found Baxandall’s words very nourishing indeed. The book is framed around a quotation describing several Italian artists during the Renaissance; in the beginning he presents the problem of correctly interpreting why these artists were respected.


The best painting s often express their culture not just sociaoi but complimentary, because it is by complimenting it that they are best designed to serve public need: Finally, at the conclusion of his analysis of the Italian fifteenth century society through analysis of paintings as important as written records: Molto interessante l’esposizione, altrettanto interessanti i molti temi approfonditi.

Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento by Michael Baxandall (2 star ratings)

I thought this was an excellent book. Very interesting insights into the Renaissance, and the processes involved in painting. Personalmente ho sociaoi leggerlo per un esame universitario, ma che credo rileggerei. I don’t even like the Sociapi all that much, to be honest, but this is an interesting exploration of some of the underlying themes and ideas of the period. For this transaction to take place in a particular way many other social, political and economic aspects were involved.

Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento: Michael Baxandall: : Books

Konstantine Balakatounis rated it it was ok May 27, dep Sep 28, Dylan rated it it was amazing. The “polite, business-like and religious systems of discrimination” are all explained succinctly in chapter two and then with humor “it may be infected that the Quattrocento man invoked by the last chapter is just a church-going business man with a taste for dancing.

So, the concluding section for example shows sociapi the apparently vague and at first sight completely subjective terms which Cristoforo Landino and Leon Battista Alberti applied in their analyses of painters such as Masaccio and Fra Angelico – terms like ‘puro’, ‘facilita’, ‘gratioso’, ‘ornato’, ‘colorire’ tone and ‘disegno’ line’prompto’, ‘vezzoso’ blitheand even ‘devoto’ — italiw with more precise and familiar terms, such as the ‘imitatore della nature’, ‘rilievo’, ‘prospectivo’, ‘varieta’, ‘compositione’, ‘scorci’ foreshortening — ALL have precise and formalizable meanings that can be paralleled and accounted for by the formal categories used in 15th cen.

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Fra Angelico’s as Humiliatio. Venice and Flanders exist in the consciousness of some of those who then discussed their contemporary art as places were things were done differently, one could find there works with qualities other than one might find in Fsperienze.

U rated it it was ok Dec 04, The Visitation was an enactment of Benignity; Maternity scenes staged Laudability; and the Nativity was a complex setting in which Poverty, Humility and Joy were personated.

A very stimulating introduction to art in this period. Yet those questions themselves are so startlingly original and apt, and so precisely formulated Published July 28th by Oxford University Press first published Feb 14, Kiely Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: Baxandall also analyzes paintings in terms of their geometry, of how a mercantile audience taught geometry and gauging as part of daily life saw perspective, and of what the semiotics of background scenes and objects were.

Aug 26, Victoria rated it really liked it Shelves: A beautiful, detailed study of how the style of pictures reflect social history of a specific historical history.

Valeria Leeal rated it it was ok Dec 21, Very interesting way to look at renaissance painting. Trivia About Painting and Expe This chapter alone brought me closer to the artists, because of their handwritten letters featured to underline a certain saying.

Excellent look at pitturz business and painterly vocabulary of art in Quattrocento Italy how contracts between painter and patron worked, what the economics of paints and canvas and apprentices were like, eaperienze what stock gestures and poses said to an urban Italian audience.

Harmonies of the spheres had already elevated music, and, as any reader of Dante knows, numbers could be the hidden framework of writings that helped mystical contemplation. Marcus rated it it was ok Jun 06, The book excellent for prose.