The Poetics Of Portraiture In The Italian Renaissance by Jodi CranstonThe Poetics Of Portraiture In The Italian Renaissance by Jodi Cranston

The Poetics Of Portraiture In The Italian Renaissance

byJodi Cranston

Hardcover | September 25, 2000

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This book considers the changing conception of portraiture in the sixteenth century. Focusing on paintings by Giorgione, Titian, Parmigianino, and Raphael, among others, Jodi Cranston explores the significance of the formal inventions that address the presence of the beholder, and how such a visual dialogue with the beholder encourages the viewer to perceive the portrait as open and responsive. Applying methods derived from literary theory and structural analysis, this study demonstrates how sixteenth-century portraits extend contemporary efforts to perceive and receive painting as a kind of poetry.
Title:The Poetics Of Portraiture In The Italian RenaissanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.79 inPublished:September 25, 2000Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052165324X

ISBN - 13:9780521653244


Table of Contents

1. Dialogue with the beholder; 2. 'Familiar colloquium': the recollection and presence of portraits; 3. Designing the self; Titian's 'Nonautographic' self-portraits; 4. 'L'effetto che fa lo specchio'; 5. The speaking tomb.

Editorial Reviews

"Thoughtful reading and intense engagement...The book is also valuable for its rich bibliography of the literature on Renaissance portraiture." Renaissance Quarterly