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It’s an art’s book, that is not hard technical, but broad view, it mixes academic data of the paintings and technique with how’s related to everyday life in Reinassance. Giunge infine alla definizione delle abitudini visive del pubblico del ‘, proponendo inoltre un esame dei termini usati dal miglior critico d’arte dell’epoca, Cristoforo Landino, per descrivere la pittura di Masaccio, Filippo Lippi, Andrea del Castagno e Beato Angelico.


Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bodies embodied the soul. I was attracted to this book by Kalliope’s review. This book completely changed the way I Will experience visual art, it taught me a lot about 15th century Italy and it made me smile. Venice and Flanders exist in the consciousness of some of those who then discussed their contemporary art as places were things were done differently, one could find there works with qualities other than one might find in Florence.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For example the palm of a hand slightly raised with the fingers spread out in a timid fan is found very often as a sign of invitation.

For this Baxandall turns to the educational system and textbooks. Probably the best book on 15th century art, Baxandall is an authority on his subject.

Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento : Michael Baxandall :

Lists with This Book. The Eye is called the first of all the gates Through which Intellect may learn and taste. Really fun book — I kept cracking up at some of the primary material, and Baxandall’s deadpan critism of Renaissance culture — eg. He would also respond promptly to pictorial challenges prompto.


Jun 18, J C Landwer rated it it was amazing. Art historian who developed the quattorcento of period eye. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. At the core of his writings there is a solid thought: Refresh and try again. Even though it was in French I could understand Baxandall’s ideas behind what was written In some other oeuvres it is really complicated and hard to follow an art historian’s way of thinking.

Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy An quattrocenot to 15th century Italian painting and the social history behind it, arguing that the two are interlinked and that the conditions of the time helped fashion distinctive elements in the painter’s style.

Aug 26, Carl rated it it was amazing. Excellent look at the business and painterly vocabulary of art in Quattrocento Italy how contracts between painter and patron worked, what the economics of paints and canvas and apprentices were like, and what stock gestures and poses said to an urban Italian audience.

It is a good few years since I read it, dfl it has stayed with me. To ask other readers questions about Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italyplease sign up. As artistry was replacing gold leaf and lapis lazuli, a language had to develop to refer to this newly valued quality. Jan 25, Caroline added it.

Nov 19, Miriam rated it really liked it Shelves: Before I started to type I had such a clear idea of what I would say. Sep 28, Dylan rated it it was amazing. Marcus rated it it was ok Jun 06, Abdi Dharma rated it it was ok Feb 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The book excellent for prose. Lists with This Book. Serving as both an introduction to fifteenth-century Italian painting and as a text on how to interpret social history from the style of pictures in a given historical period, this new edition to Baxandall’s pre-eminent scholarly volume examines early Renaissance painting, and explains how the style of painting in any society reflects the visual skills and habits that evolve out of daily life. I’ve found the book a very useful reference in writing and teaching, for what he subtitles, “A primer in the social history of pictorial style.


Coming in at only pages, this brilliant book had me rummagaing through art pictures re-looking at a number of old masters in a new light.

Reading through Baxandall’s book it was clear that it was a literary version of an oral work of art known to many a student: With this last theme, Baxandall considers how the three axes met.

Adam is all Shame and Grief has the name of Eve. I wish I read this before visiting Italy.

I will for sure buy it. The slant of these schools grew more acute ever since Leonardo Fibonacci introduced in Europe the Hindu-Arabic system of numeric notation and his Liber Abaci. This little book changed the mind of many art historians and not just those of Renaissance specialists. The book is framed around a quotation describing several Italian artists during the Renaissance; in the beginning he presents the problem of correctly interpreting why these artists were respected.

The images of the symmetry-obsessed Piero, can easily become a game of identification of the geometric forms used. But it was prove too for the painter on how much he got payed and he could reset the contract if his expanses were higher. Some stock scenes were also taken as generic examples of specific virtues.

Apr 15, Gerard Brown rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. Feb 22, Jez rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The degree of presence of these three cultural elements varied from individual to individual, but all had the three. Couldn’t believe what I was now seeing that was so obvious before. Fra Angelico’s as Humiliatio. For social manners, or the second cultural axis, Baxandall has found several kinds of relevant texts, and in particular the books on dance can make our understanding swing: