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The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

Janice Neri

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667642
eISBN:
9781452946603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667642.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Once considered marginal members of the animal world (at best) or vile and offensive creatures (at worst), insects saw a remarkable uptick in their status during the early Renaissance. This quickened ... More


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Janice Neri

in The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667642
eISBN:
9781452946603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667642.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter details the book’s efforts to trace the evolution of insects as a subject matter and their role in establishing an artist’s persona, all of which are evident in the making, exhibiting, ... More


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