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Renaissance self-portraiture : the visual construction of identity and the social status of the artist

Author: Joanna Woods-Marsden
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The autonomous self-portrait, a central mode of expression in western art, was a Renaissance invention. This book explores for the first time the genesis and early development of this important genre as it took place in Italy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Joanna Woods-Marsden examines a series of self-portraits in Renaissance Italy and their relation to the social status of art and artists. She argues  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Woods-Marsden
ISBN: 0300075960 9780300075960
OCLC Number: 39060544
Description: viii, 285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Social Status of the Artist in the Renaissance --
pt. I. The Intellectual, Social, and Psychic Contexts for Self-Portraiture. 1. Self-Fashioning in Life and Art. 2. The Social Context. 3. Visual Self-Representations. Representations of the Act of Painting. Representations of the Intellectual and the Manual Selves --
pt. II. The Quattrocento Court Artist's Invention of the Autonomous Self-Portrait. 4. The Florentine Artist as Witness in Religious Narrative. Dormition, Assumption, and Coronation of the Virgin. Epiphany. The Self-Portrait of the Quattrocento Bottega. 5. Sculptural Self-Portraits within Frames. 6. Alberti. 7. Filarete. 8. Mantegna. 9. Bramante --
pt. III. The Cinquecento Court Artist as Aeqves Caesarevs. 10. The Umbrian Connection. 11. Venice: An Isolated Experiment. The Papal Court. 12. Raphael and Friend. 13. Parmigianino's Mirror.
Other Titles: Visual construction of identity and the social status of the artist
Responsibility: Joanna Woods-Marsden.

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An exploration of the genesis and early development of the genre of self-portraiture in Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries. The author examines a series of self-portraits in Renaissance Italy,  Read more...

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