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Michelangelo Buonarroti and the Art of Conspicuous Absorption

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses Michelangelo Buonarroti, who stood for many as a towering model of untoward comportment among artists in his generation, even though Vasari, Michelangelo's most ardent early ... More


Incommensurate Gifts: Michelangelo and the Economy of Revision

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores Michelangelo’s fantasy of patrician ancestry, which illustrates his revisionary sense of his professional worth. In particular it examines the mythological drawings and erotic ... More


In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Douglas Biow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book concentrates on the Renaissance concern with “self-fashioning” by examining how a group of Renaissance artists and writers encoded their own improprieties in their works of art. In the ... More


The Renaissance Joseph

William John Lyons

in Joseph of Arimathea: A Study in Reception History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199695911
eISBN:
9780191773754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695911.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines representations of Joseph in the painting traditions of the European Renaissance. The discussion focuses on four examples: Simon Bening's Joseph of Arimathea Before Pilate ... More


Epilogue

in In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter offers some final caveats on Renaissance self-fashioning by looking at men who were represented, or represented themselves, as flouting on the grand scale the niceties of decorum in ... More


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