Moral Essays on the High Renaissance: Art in Italy in the Age of Michelangelo by Joseph MancaMoral Essays on the High Renaissance: Art in Italy in the Age of Michelangelo by Joseph Manca

Moral Essays on the High Renaissance: Art in Italy in the Age of Michelangelo

byJoseph Manca

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Moral Essays on the High Renaissance consist of critical essays on the art and thought of major figures of sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance art. Looking at these artists from an ethical point of view, these provocative essays set out to discover and describe the moral basis of High Renaissance art. Important areas of focus include the paintings and sculpture of Michelangelo, the artistic style and sense of the life of Raphael, and the ethical approach of the Cinquecento biographer Giorgio Vasari. Consideration is given also to the worldly, graceful art of Leonardo da Vinci and the painterly hedonism of the Venetians. The volume concludes with a semi-autobiographical essay that restates the underlying moral principles behind the earlier chapters. The book is well illustrated with numerous black-and-white reproductions of important works of High Renaissance art and architecture.

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Joseph Manca is Professor of Art History at Rice University.
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Title:Moral Essays on the High Renaissance: Art in Italy in the Age of MichelangeloFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.38 × 5.38 × 0.54 inPublished:August 21, 2001Publisher:UPALanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1 List of Figures 2 Preface 3 Acknowledgments 4 Contra Michelangelo 5 Raphael: The Modernist Paradigm, and Other Issues 6 Past and Present in Leonardo's Art 7 On Venetian Painting 8 Vasari on Moral Choice and the Good Life 9 Appendix: The Confessions of Friedrich Vogelfrei 10 Index 11 Illustrations