Mantegna and painting as historical narrative (Book, 1992) []
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Mantegna and painting as historical narrative

Mantegna and painting as historical narrative

Author: Jack Matthew Greenstein
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this study, Jack M. Greenstein draws on Early Renaissance art theory, modern narratology, translation studies, critical theory, the philosophy of history, and biblical hermeneutics to explicate the sense and significance of one of Andrea Mantegna's most enigmatic and influential works, the Uffizi Circumcision of Christ. Faced with a work that resists established methods of iconographical analysis, Greenstein  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Art
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Andrea Mantegna; Jesus Christ; Andrea Mantegna; Jésus-Christ; Andrea Mantegna; Jesus Christ.; Andrea Mantegna; Andrea Mantegna
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Matthew Greenstein
ISBN: 0226307077 9780226307077
OCLC Number: 24318822
Description: xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Reading Renaissance Painting --
1. The Significance of Historia in Antiquity and the Middle Ages --
2. Alberti's View of the Structure of Significance in Pictorial Narrative --
3. Historia and Mantegna's Sense of the Past --
4. Representational Ambiguities in Mantegna's Circumcision of Christ. Appendix: On Which Part of the Temple Is Shown --
5. Reading and Representing the Biblical Text: Vagaries of the Literal Sense --
6. Making Narrative Sense of Significance: Iconographies of the Circumcision before Mantegna --
7. Representational Imperatives and the Subject of Mantegna's Circumcision of Christ --
8. Mantegna's Circumcision of Christ as Historical Narrative.
Responsibility: Jack M. Greenstein.
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