RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 225875831 LA English T1 Art and love in Renaissance Italy A1 Bayer, Andrea., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Kimbell Art Museum., PB Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Yale University Press PP New York; New Haven YR 2008 SN 9781588393005 ) 1588393003 (metropolitan museum of art (hc)) 9781588393012 (metropolitan museum of art (pb)) 1588393011 (metropolitan museum of art (pb)) 9780300124118 (yale university press (hc)) 0300124112 (yale university press (hc) AB "Many famous artworks of the Italian Renaissance were made to celebrate love, marriage, and family. They were the pinnacles of a tradition, dating from early in the era, of commemorating betrothals, marriages, and the birth of children by commissioning extraordinary objects - maiolica, glassware, jewels, textiles, paintings - that were often also exchanged as gifts. This volume is the first comprehensive survey of artworks arising from Renaissance rituals of love and marriage and makes a major contribution to our understanding of Renaissance art in its broader cultural context. The impressive range of works gathered in these pages extends from birth trays painted in the early fifteenth century to large canvases on mythological themes that Titian painted in the mid-1500s. Each work of art would have been recognized by contemporary viewers for its prescribed function within the private, domestic domain."--Jacket.