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Past looking : historical imagination and the rhetoric of the image

Author: Michael Ann Holly
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©1996.
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Michael Ann Holly asserts that historical interpretation of the pictorial arts is always the intellectual product of a dynamic exchange between past and present. Recent theory emphasizes the subjectivity of the historian and the ways in which any interpretation betrays the presence of an interpreter. She challenges that view, arguing that historical objects of representational art are actively engaged in prefiguring  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holly, Michael Ann.
Past looking.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)622190682
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ann Holly
ISBN: 080143209X 9780801432095 0801483026 9780801483028
OCLC Number: 33161523
Description: xvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Telling a picture --
2. Picturing cultural history --
3. Looking into the past --
4. Imagining the Baroque --
5. Writing Leonardo backwards --
6. Witnessing an annunciation --
7. Reading critical theory.
Responsibility: Michael Ann Holly.
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Michael Ann Holly asserts that historical interpretation of the pictorial arts is always the intellectual product of a dynamic exchange between past and present. Recent theory emphasizes the subjectivity of the historian and the ways in which any interpretation betrays the presence of an interpreter. She challenges that view, arguing that historical objects of representational art are actively engaged in prefiguring the kinds of histories that can be written about them. Holly directs her attention to early modern works of visual art and their rhetorical roles in legislating the kinds of tales told about them by a few classic cultural commentaries of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Burckhardt's synchronic vision of the Italian Renaissance, Wolfflin's exemplification of the Baroque, Schapiro's and Freud's dispute over the meaning of Leonardo's art, and Panofsky's exegesis of disguised symbolism in Northern Renaissance painting. Convinced that reciprocity between works of visual art and the historian depends on the relationship between objecthood and subjectivity, Holly explores a range of contemporary theoretical perspectives, asking how works become intelligible to those who write about them. If dynamic interpretation demands that art historians come to terms with what they do to the work, it is equally useful to see what the work of art does to them.

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