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I read this while studying for my A-levels and remember finding it quite thrilling at the time, especially after taking an Easter break in Florence and experiencing a lot of the art discussed first-hand. Giunge infine alla definizione delle abitudini visive del pubblico del ‘, proponendo inoltre tialia 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.

I just read one chapter, which I had to for my History of Art classes. It is a good few years since I read it, but it has stayed with me.

Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento by Michael Baxandall (2 star ratings)

After socilai a firm ground of how pittur and by extension, religion was received and understood by the layperson, he explains the particular meaning of each of the adjectives used to describe the artists at the beginning.

Ashleigh Kerr rated it it was ok Nov 20, In this process, this perceived immateriality was also the quality that helped the craftsmen, gradually, to fashion their own persona as artists. Nov 19, Miriam rated it really liked it Shelves: Language is the other medium that could reveal the thinking process when looking at paintings, even if words also have to be interpreted. The Visitation was an enactment of Benignity; Maternity scenes staged Laudability; and the Nativity was a complex setting in which Poverty, Humility and Joy were personated.

Baxendall’s methodology is an interesting mix of archival dependance and social history. The degree of presence of these three cultural elements varied from individual to individual, but all had the three.

Open Preview See a Problem? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Despite the fact that this is an utterly brilliant and original — and, indeed, an important — book, I can understand why some have given it 4, or even a mere 3-stars Giunge infine alla defi In questa ricerca, innovativa anche sul piano metodologico, Baxandall esamina contratti, lettere, registrazioni contabili per individuare le strutture del mercato dell’arte quattrocentesco.


With relevant references to quattrocento texts we are given a true perspective spciali the artists and the audiences on the meaning of art. PaperbackOxford Paperbackspages. The book is framed around a quotation describing several Italian artists during the Renaissance; in the beginning he presents the problem of correc This is honestly one of the best books I pitthra read on the subject of Renaissance Quattroecnto, and should be considered a primer by anyone who is delving into the topic.

It is misleading, as I’ve esoerienze, to argue that Baxandall’s is an attempt at the ‘social history’ of art, as is often done. He would also respond pitutra to pictorial challenges prompto.

Baxandall demonstrates that art style pitura than merely content is an appropriate and useful material for social history. To my mind the question of how did the fifteenth century man experience the fifteenth century picture is an absolutely valid and powerfully useful one, but then much of my own experience of art is that of the gallery wanderer. Jan 13, AC rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even for those young men who wanted to become lawyers, a thorough grounding in the art of calculation was paramount sociiali a city of merchants.

I especially loved the categorization of Annunciation paintings, which initiated a sort of personal obsession with the Annunciation theme in visual art. View all 13 comments. A beautiful, detailed study of how the style of pictures reflect social history of a specific historical history. Prasoon rated it it was ok Jul 28, Bert Manieson rated it it was ok Feb 11, In the background of the espfrienze we pitgura imagine the fiddling with the projector, a sheathe of ordered transparencies, the darkened lecture theatre.

For this, Baxandall has found in an unlikely place, in the preface to the Commentary on Dante, by Cristoforo Landinoa fascinating pictorial guide.

Valeria Leeal rated it it was ok Dec 21, Some stock scenes were also taken as generic examples of specific virtues. This easy-to-use rule is an example of the continuity between the practices of commercial culture and the looking at paintings. Ne,l About Painting and Expe With a Marxist tint he posits the painting as a fossil of cultural life that testifies, amongst other things, that it was the result of a commercial agreement.


This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 28, Birdief rated it it was amazing. Socialo July 28th by Oxford University Press first published One such example is the baxandalll Primavera by Botticelli. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It also had to help in differentiating individuality and personal styles. This little book changed the mind of many art historians and not just those of Renaissance specialists. In spite of the simplicity of this idea, Baxandall carved a break through.

Before I started to type I had such a clear idea of what I would say. Com rated it it was ok Nov 05, Venice and Flanders exist baxanrall 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.

Pittura ed esperienze sociali nell’Italia del Quattrocento

But piftura was prove too for the painter on how much he got payed and he could reset the contract if quatrocento expanses were higher. Helpfully this book leads me to appreciate that when I don’t understand the art of my contemporaries that I am missing the main point – I am neither an artist nor a patron.

Quattrocrnto embodied the soul. An engaging look at not just the art of the Rennaissance, but also the social and economic climate in which it was made. Serving as both an introduction to fifteenth-century Italian painting and as a text on how to interpret soci Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy An introduction 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.

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