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Painterly perspective and piety : religious uses of the vanishing point, from the 15th to the 18th century

Author: John F Moffitt
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Renaissance is perceived to be a secular movement, the majority of artworks were from ecclesiastical commissions. Because of the nature of basilica-plan churches, a parishioner's view was directed by diminishing parallel lines formed by walls of the structure. Appearing to converge upon a mutual point, this resulted in an artistic phenomenon known as the vanishing point"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Masaccio
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John F Moffitt
ISBN: 9780786435050 0786435054
OCLC Number: 182656601
Description: vii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The historical emergence of linear perspective --
Instrumental sources for Leon Battista Alberti's Velo --
Masaccio and the functions of religious imagery in his time --
Recovering the original physical situation of Masaccio's Trinity Chapel --
The symbolic unity of Masaccio's Trinity --
Toward a more balanced interpretation of Masaccio's Trinity --
Seeing the host in art and architecture --
Liturgical perspective in the context of scenographic architecture --
The case for uterine perspective --
Host-worship and the Spanish custodias procesionales --
Sculpting divine vision in Narciso Tomé's Transparente --
Epilogue: the demise of pious perspective.
Responsibility: John F. Moffitt.
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Analyses Masaccio's fresco painting of the Trinity (circa 1427) in the Florentine church of Santa Maria Novella in physical and symbolic detail, and provides an illustration of a consistently  Read more...

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