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Author Berdini, Paolo.

Title The religious art of Jacopo Bassano : painting as visual exegesis / Paolo Berdini.

Published Cambridge, [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.


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Physical description xiv, 208 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Cambridge studies in new art history and criticism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-201 and index.
Contents Introduction: From Text to Artist -- 1. Oxymoron. St. John the Baptist in the Desert. Figure and Place of Receptivity. The Irruption of the Divine -- 2. Ipsissima Vox: The Parable as Picture. "And the Sower Went Out..." Painting the Parable. Secular Imagery, Religious Discourse -- 3. Genre Scenes. The Natural World and Salvation. Christian Taxonomy. Iconographies of Collision or Forms of Expansion? -- 4. The Paschal Night. Liturgy and Visualization. The Body of Christ at Night. Nocturnal Exegesis: Baptism at Night.
Summary In The Religious Art of Jacopo Bassano: Painting as Visual Exegesis, Paolo Berdini offers a new and provocative evaluation of paintings, drawings, and religious objects by a Late Renaissance artist from the periphery of the Venetian Republic. Addressing these works within historical context, particularly the reforms in religious experience occasioned by the Council of Trent, this study also challenges traditional iconographic analysis, particularly the word-image paradigm celebrated in much art history. Utilizing the methods of both hermeneutics and phenomenology, The Religious Art of Jacopo Bassano introduces a new model for understanding images based on texts. Observing the painter first as reader, the model proceeds to suggest that, in the same way that reading subscribes to specific norms called exegesis, so too painting may be considered a form of exegesisvisual exegesis.
Subject Bassano, Jacopo, approximately 1518-1592 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bible -- Illustrations.
Christian art and symbolism -- Renaissance, 1450-1600.
ISBN 0521561701