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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“Where Nature Gives the Rule to Art”

Dorothea E. von Mücke

in The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines three influential models of the genius as radical innovator, each with a different approach to the tension between the natural gift of genius, which is opposed to the teachable ... More


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