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Author Steinhoff, Judith B. (Judith Belle), 1953-

Title Sienese painting after the Black Death : artistic pluralism, politics, and the new art market / Judith B. Steinhoff.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  759.55809023 STEI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 263 : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Meiss and method : historiography of scholarship on mid-Trecento Sienese painting -- 3. Patrons and artists -- 4. Economic, social, and political conditions and the art market after 1348 -- 5. Artists' working relationships in the early Trecento -- 6. Artists' working relationships after the Black Death : a Sienese Compagnia, circa 1348-1363 -- 7. The crafting and consolidation of Sienese civic-religious imagery : civic-religious rituals and imagery in the early fourteenth century -- 8. Sienese civic-religious imagery at the mid-Trecento -- 9. Stylistic pluralism in the 1330s and 1340s -- 10. The politics of style in the 1350s and 1360s : the case of Santa Maria della Scala -- 11. Style as iconography : general reflections.
Summary "This book provides a new perspective on Sienese painting after the Black Death, asking how social, religious, and cultural change affect visual imagery and style. Judith Steinhoff demonstrates that Siena's artistic culture of the mid- and late fourteenth century was intentionally pluralistic, and not conservative as is often claimed. She shows that Sienese art both before and after the Black Death was the material expression of an artistically sophisticated population that consciously and carefully integrated tradition and change. Promoting both iconographic and stylistic pluralism, Sienese patrons furthered their own goals as well as addressed the culture's changing needs. Steinhoff presents both detailed case studies and a broader view of trends in artistic practice and patronage. She offers a new approach to interpreting artistic style in the Trecento, arguing that artists and patrons alike understood the potential of style as a vehicle that conveys specific meanings."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Painting, Italian -- Italy -- Siena -- 14th century.
ISBN 0521846641 (hardback)