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Author Kemp, Martin.

Title Behind the picture : art and evidence in the Italian Renaissance / Martin Kemp.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.4509024 KEMP    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 314 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-297) and index.
Contents I. Preliminary Hearings: Apelles Post Tabulam Latens -- II. Ordering Artefacts: The Framework for Agreements - and Disagreements -- III. Ideas: The Ordering of Artistry -- IV. Evaluations -- V. Meanings -- VI. 'Art' and the 'Artist' -- VII. Present Prospects.
Summary The Roman author Pliny tells the story - well known in the Renaissance - of the famous Greek painter Apelles hiding behind one of his pictures to overhear the comments of spectators. Martin Kemp takes this motif as an effective point of entry into the problem of what lies behind the business of picture-making in the Renaissance, in particular the role of the artist and the function of works of art in relation to their various kinds of audience.
Subject Art, Early Renaissance -- Italy -- Sources.
Art, Italian -- Sources.
ISBN 0300071957 (cloth)