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The Living Image in Renaissance Art Fredrika H. Jacobs

The Living Image in Renaissance Art

Fredrika H. Jacobs

Published April 11th 2005
ISBN : 9780521821599
Hardcover
267 pages
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Combining research and ideas from the histories of art, medicine, and natural philosophy, this book demonstrates the significance of lifelikeness in Renaissance art and considers the implications of claims that a work of art is a living thing.MoreCombining research and ideas from the histories of art, medicine, and natural philosophy, this book demonstrates the significance of lifelikeness in Renaissance art and considers the implications of claims that a work of art is a living thing. Critical language describing such works became codified. This period also witnessed the advent of early modern medicine and anatomical science. Sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance artists rendered images in painting and sculpture that are so higholy mimetic as to be nearly lifelike.