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The Resource Andrea del Castagno and the limits of painting, Anne Dunlop

Andrea del Castagno and the limits of painting, Anne Dunlop

Label
Andrea del Castagno and the limits of painting
Title
Andrea del Castagno and the limits of painting
Statement of responsibility
Anne Dunlop
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Language
eng
Summary
The Florentine painter Andrea del Castagno (c. 1419-1457) was a central figure of the Italian Renaissance, and his work appears in every major survey textbook on the period. Giorgio Vasari described him a master of drawing and a constant innovator. Vasari also however claimed that Andrea was a cold-blooded assassin, a man who left a self-portrait as Judas and who had murdered a fellow painter to obtain the secret of painting in oil. When Andrea del Castagno drew, he drew blood.0The story is untrue; the few documents on the artist suggest an uneventful life and a very successful short career. Yet Vasari’ s tale is suggestive, and it serves as the starting point of this book, the first monograph study of Andrea del Castagno in more than three decades. Many of the painter's visual experiments were artistic dead-ends, seldom or never repeated, and they reveal the limits of a whole emerging visual system. This is painting that struggles to update old schemata for new antiquarian concerns and a new artistic order; natural, supernatural, and imaginary phenomena are all uneasily subject to the same norms of depiction and the same totalizing visibility. In a series of close analyses of key works, this book argues that Andrea del Castagno's art of creative disruption lays bare the problems and paradigms of early Western art. It is a limit case at the moment when the idea of art was itself coming into being
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
759.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.C47
LC item number
D86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Renovatio Artium.
  • Studies in the Arts of the Renaissance
Label
Andrea del Castagno and the limits of painting, Anne Dunlop
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781909400184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn913267786
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Andrea del Castagno and the limits of painting, Anne Dunlop
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9781909400184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn913267786
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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