The spiritual language of art : medieval Christian themes in writings on art of the Italian Renaissance / by Steven F.H. Stowell
- Stowell, Steven, 1979-
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
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- Physical Description:
- xii, 406 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
- Art and compunction : Francesco Bocchi's mystical experience of art -- Leon Battista Alberti's 'De pictura' and the Christian tradition of the liberal arts -- The word of God and the Book of the world in the writings of Leonardo da Vinci -- Imagining the souls of holy people -- Invention and amplification : imagining sacred history -- Vasari's City of God : spirituality, art and architecture in Vasari's 'Lives' and 'Ragionamenti'.
- "Analyzing the literature on art from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, The Spiritual Language of Art explores the complex relationship between visual art and spiritual experience during the Italian Renaissance. Though scholarly research on these writings has predominantly focused on the influence of classical literature, this study reveals that Renaissance authors consistently discussed art using terms, concepts and metaphors derived from spiritual literature. By examining these texts in the light of medieval sources, greater insight is gained on the spiritual nature of the artist's process and the reception of art"--
- 9789004283916 hardback : alk. paper
9004283919 hardback : alk. paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-398) and index.
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