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Venice illuminated : power and painting in Renaissance manuscripts / Helena Katalin Szépe.

By: Szépe, Helena Katalin.
Publisher: London : Yale University Press, 2018Description: 400 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780300226744 :.Subject(s): Illumination of books and manuscripts, Renaissance -- Italy -- Venice | Painting, Renaissance -- ItalyDDC classification: 745.6709450902 Summary: ""For patricians in the Republic of Venice, paintings in manuscripts marking their appointment to high office expressed a tension between selfless service and individual ambition. Originally of value solely in confirming an elected officer, these unique documents were transformed through art into enduring monuments promoting state ideals, individual status, and family memory. This book introduces the reader to a long-hidden world of beautiful and complex images, and to tales of personal sacrifice, political maneuvering, and family intrigue. Analysis of these small paintings sheds new light on canonical works by such artists as Giovanni Bellini, Titian, and Veronese, as well as on tomb sculptures and public memorials. Extensive original material on artistic patronage in Venice and its territories abroad encourages an expanded understanding of art in the service of the state and of Venice as empire." - Copac
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Oversized Books 745.67 SZE (Browse shelf) Available 000438583
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745.5 GIB Crafts : 745.61 CAL The calligraphers handbook. 745.61977 BAK Mastering italic calligraphy / 745.67 SZE Venice illuminated : 745.72 BAW Paint it! : 745.92 DYE Country crafts / 746 HAL Embroidered books /

Includes bibliographical references and index.

""For patricians in the Republic of Venice, paintings in manuscripts marking their appointment to high office expressed a tension between selfless service and individual ambition. Originally of value solely in confirming an elected officer, these unique documents were transformed through art into enduring monuments promoting state ideals, individual status, and family memory. This book introduces the reader to a long-hidden world of beautiful and complex images, and to tales of personal sacrifice, political maneuvering, and family intrigue. Analysis of these small paintings sheds new light on canonical works by such artists as Giovanni Bellini, Titian, and Veronese, as well as on tomb sculptures and public memorials. Extensive original material on artistic patronage in Venice and its territories abroad encourages an expanded understanding of art in the service of the state and of Venice as empire." - Copac

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