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Malvasia's Life of the Carracci: Commentary and Translation

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Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271044373

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Ludovico, Agostino, and Annibale Carracci played leading roles in bringing about the changes in style and outlook that transformed the art of painting around 1600. Working both as a team and as individuals, they turned away from the conventions of Mannerism to reinvigorate the Renaissance tradition and usher in a new style, at once naturalistic, classical, and spirited. Malvasia's "Life of the Carracci" has been the principal source of knowledge about these pioneering artists since its first publication in 1678 in Felsina pittrice, vite de' pittori bolognesi. Malvasia, a law professor and a literary man, was brilliant, innovative, and contentious. His biography of the Carracci is pivotal to his celebration of the Bolognese contribution to Baroque art and provides a window onto the cultural life of seventeenth-century Italy. The worlds of artisans, artists, literati, and patrons intersect in his text, giving it incomparable historical and literary value Although Malvasia's "Life of the Carracci" is widely cited, this is the first translation in any language and the first to offer an extended critical and historical commentary. Malvasia's own life is discussed, and his triple biography of the Carracci is situated within the intellectual and literary currents to which he responded. Richly illustrated, Summerscale's book will be an indispensable resource for art historians and students of seventeenth-century literature and historiography.
Malvasia's Life of the Carracci: Commentary and Translation
Language: en
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Authors:
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Penn State Press

Ludovico, Agostino, and Annibale Carracci played leading roles in bringing about the changes in style and outlook that transformed the art of painting around 1600. Working both as a team and as individuals, they turned away from the conventions of Mannerism to reinvigorate the Renaissance tradition and usher in a
Felsina Pittrice, etc
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Carlo Cesare MALVASIA (Count.)
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1678 - Publisher:

Books about Felsina Pittrice, etc
Felsina Pittrice
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: conte Carlo Cesare Malvasia
Categories: Painters
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974 - Publisher:

Books about Felsina Pittrice
Felsina pittrice, etc
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: conte Carlo Cesare Malvasia
Categories: Painters
Type: BOOK - Published: 1841 - Publisher:

Books about Felsina pittrice, etc
Carlo Cesare Malvasia's Felsina Pittrice
Language: en
Pages: 438
Authors: Carlo Cesare Malvasia, Lorenzo Pericolo
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-05 - Publisher: Harvey Miller Pub

Richly illustrated, this critical edition and English translation of Malvasia's lives of Domenichino and Francesco Gessi from his Felsina pittrice offer access to the life and work of two great masters of seventeenth-century Bologna. Domenichino's life plays a seminal role in Malvasia's definition of the fourth age of painting in