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Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Jeffrey Morrison

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159124
eISBN:
9780191673504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines the pivotal role of Johann Joachim Winckelmann as an arbiter of classical taste. It identifies the key features of Winckelmann's treatment of classical beauty, particularly in his ... More


Winckelmann and Neo‐Classicism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Johann Joachim Winckelmann, a student of Baumgarten who later became one of the most celebrated writers of his day. Winckelmann is generally regarded as the father of art ... More


Discoveries and Rediscoveries

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter complicates the received notion of the Magna Graecia's modern discovery during the 'Hellenic turn’ of eighteenth-century Europe. The historical geography of Leandro Alberti and others ... More


Italian Travel in the Eighteenth Century:: The Roman Scene around 1750

Jeffrey Morrison

in Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159124
eISBN:
9780191673504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

There had been a historical focus upon Rome as a political and religious centre for Western culture. Corresponding attention was paid to its aesthetic appeal; the architecture of the city and its ... More


Johann Joachim Winckelmann and Roman Ingarden on the Reception of Works of Art

Jeffrey Morrison

in Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159124
eISBN:
9780191673504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The consistent popularity of Johann Joachim Winckelmann in Rome was a significant attractor for many visitors. This chapter explains how and why Winckelmann acted as focal point for Italian ... More


Johann Hermann von Riedesel

Jeffrey Morrison

in Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159124
eISBN:
9780191673504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the qualifications of Johann Hermann von Reidesel as a pupil for Winckelmann and the type of training he underwent. It attempts to determine whether Riedesel's published work ... More


Johann Jacob Volkmann

Jeffrey Morrison

in Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159124
eISBN:
9780191673504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Johann Jacob Volkmann's position in literary history is broadly similar to that of Johann Hermann von Riedesel. Volkmann's work, Historich-kritische Nachrichten von Italien, marks one of the many ... More


Conclusion: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Jeffrey Morrison

in Winckelmann and the Notion of Aesthetic Education

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159124
eISBN:
9780191673504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159124.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

While many accepted Winckelmann's theories of art production and many of his characteristic critical epithets, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe remained obsessed with visual arts, which is central to ... More


The Renaissance as Enactment Walter Pater

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Walter Pater’s Studies in the History of the Renaissance was published in 1873, but by 1869 he had evolved a highly personal myth of the Renaissance which informed all his subsequent work. Each of ... More


The Genesis of the Renaissance Seroux d’Agincourt

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The expansiveness of Voltaire and the scholarship of Edward Gibbon came together in an art-historical context in the work of a writer far less well known than either of them: Jean-Baptiste Seroux ... More


Introduction: Melancholic Modernism

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0000
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides background on the collaborators involved in Perséphone by recreating from archival sources their meeting at Ida Rubinstein’s house on 20 October 1933, about six months before ... More


Translating the Love of Philosophy: Jowett and Pater on Plato

Daniel Orrells

in Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199236442
eISBN:
9780191728549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236442.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter two takes account for the significance of German historical thought in Oxford in the second half of the nineteenth century. Benjamin Jowett, Regius Professor of Greek, helped to re‐organise ... More


Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Katherine Harloe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book contributes to understandings of the history of classical scholarship in eighteenth-century Germany by exploring debates that arose over the work of the classicist and art historian Johann ... More


Classical Art: The Embodied Divine

Lydia L. Moland

in Hegel's Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190847326
eISBN:
9780190847333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847326.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

Hegel claims that the human body is the only physical form that can fully embody the divine. Classical Greek artists perfectly depicted this embodiment in their mythology and statues. Hegel traces ... More


Introduction: Winckelmann and the imagined community of classical scholarship, 1790–1930

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The first chapter seeks to redirects classicists’ attention to Winckelmann by examining the tradition of panegyric of him that played a central role in the self-representation of German classical ... More


Winckelmann’s Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums and its earliest critical reception

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 develops an analysis of Winckelmann’s most famous work: the Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums. The first two sections consider its sources and structure, seeking to account for its ... More


The Miscellanies of Bland and Merivale

Gideon Nisbet

in Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter locates the original impulse of Britain’s love-affair with Greek epigram at the start of the nineteenth century, in a collaborative miscellany which naturalized the genre within British ... More


Ancient Greece and the German Cultural Imagination

Jason Geary

in The Politics of Appropriation: German Romantic Music and the Ancient Greek Legacy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199736119
eISBN:
9780199345007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736119.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter provides a broad intellectual and cultural framework within which to consider the intersection of music and Hellenism by exploring the significance of Greece for German culture from ... More


Greek Sculpture, Beauty, and Morality

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 5 explores the controversy caused by the Palace’s exhibition of nude sculpture. It unpicks Owen Jones’s claims for Greek sculpture’s moral imperative through writings on beauty, morality, and ... More


Criticism as Poetry?: Lessing’s and the Limits of Critique

Élisabeth Décultot

in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

If Laocoon constitutes an attempt to delineate the boundaries of poetry and painting, to what extent can these categories be applied to Lessing’s essay itself? Is Laocoon an exercise in poetry—and ... More


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