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Artistic temperament in the Italian Renaissance: a study of Giorgio Vasari's Lives

Andrew Steptoe

in Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter analyses the issue of artistic temperament and creativity as well as personalities of artists in the Italian Renaissance through the Lives of the Artists, by Giorgio Vasari (1511–74), a ... More


Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian

Charles A. Carpenter

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034058
eISBN:
9780813038254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a new perspective on one of the most puzzling questions faced by Shaw scholars—how to reconcile the artist's individualist leanings with his socialist Fabian ideals. The book does ... More


Venus and Mars

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

At 21 years old, Wilfred Owen was convinced that he had an artistic temperament and the need for self- expression. Worried that too much teaching was going to kill his poetry, he wanted to take some ... More


Perfection at the Cost of Excellence: Implications of Disability-selective Abortions

Smitha Nizar

in The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466658
eISBN:
9780199087174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466658.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The wider implications of prenatal tests and disability-selective abortion in an already prejudiced society against persons with disabilities have been analysed in this chapter. Scientific ... More


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